Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an important technology for Microsoft, and it’s bringing it to Windows 10 with the Spring Creators Update. The company has recently unveiled that version 1803 of the operating system releasing in April will include an AI platform known as “Windows ML.”
Windows ML will allow developers to use pre-trained machine learning models in apps to build even more capable apps for users running Windows 10. This will also remove the hassle of programmers having to code their own AI models, which also leads to faster development.
Additionally, developers can import existing models for different AI platforms and have them run locally instead of in the cloud, and take advantage of hardware acceleration from chips from Intel, AMD, Nvidia, and Qualcomm.
The new AI platform has been designed to work across different devices, such as desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, Internet of Things devices and HoloLens headsets.
An early preview of this new technology will be available with the arrival of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Preview version 15.7, and developers will be able to use Windows ML API desktop applications as well as on Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for Windows 10 in 2018.
Microsoft has already been using AI in many of its consumer products like in the Photos app, Windows Hello, and Office 365, but now the company hopes that expanding the AI platform will help to see more intelligence across Windows 10 devices.