“The Apple AI chip is designed to make significant improvements to Apple’s hardware over time, and the company plans to eventually integrate the chip into many of its devices, including the iPhone and iPad.”
It’s been hard to watch machine learning take off without corresponding developer support from Apple. We saw a hint of it last year at WWDC, but in terms of training networks we still face the prospect of writing python for machine learning environments that are ultimately optimized for NVIDIA cards.
“Apple also plans to offer developer access to the chip so third-party apps can also offload artificial intelligence-related tasks.”
Swift, despite showing up with little warning, is a modern language that has enjoyed significant traction. I wouldn’t put it past Apple to accomplish something similar with a machine learning development environment written in Swift and optimized for Apple hardware.