During the I/O 2018 Keynote, Dave Burke unveiled ML Kit, Google’s new tool to let mobile developers experiment with machine learning.

Part of the Firebase suite, ML Kit will make the most common use cases for machine learning — text recognition, face detection, smart replies and more — easy to use for Android and iOS developers. ML Kit’s machine learning models can be run directly on the device or in the cloud, based on developer preference and network status.

Google has already partnered with some early adopters to test ML Kit. For example, weight-loss app Lose It is using ML Kit to read nutrition info packaging labels.

You can get more information about the tool from the Firebase Documentation.

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