Apple launches machine learning journal ‘to help build innovative products for millions’

Apple’s Phil Schiller speaking at the company’s developers’ conference earlier this year. Picture: Apple.

Apple has launched an online journal aimed at sharing insights with students, researchers, engineers and developers specialising in machine learning.

In a post on its website, the company says: “Here, you can read posts written by Apple engineers about their work using machine learning technologies to help build innovative products for millions of people around the world. If you’re a machine learning researcher or student, an engineer or developer, we’d love to hear your questions and feedback.”

Blogger and Apple observer John Gruber commented: “My assumption here is that this doesn’t replace publishing in established peer-reviewed journals, but rather acts as a public-facing, more accessible filter for research that Apple engineers publish in peer-reviewed journals — perhaps along with original content at some point.”