Swift is headed towards a decidedly heavy AI future.
The core development team behind Apple’s Swift programming language has set priorities including refining the language for use in machine learning.
Ambitions in the machine learning space are part of plans to invest in “user-empowering directions” for the language. Apple is not the only company with machine learning ambitions for Swift; Google has integrated Swift with the TensorFlow machine learning library in a project called Swift for TensorFlow. And the Swift community has created Swift Numerics, a library that can be used for machine learning.