At its I/O 2018 developer conference last May, Google introduced ML Kit, a cross-platform suite of machine learning tools for its Firebase development platform. The Mountain View company has given it lots of love since, mostly in the form of prebuilt AI models. And from the looks of it, that’s not poised to change anytime soon.
Today at in San Francisco, Google debuted three new ML Kit capabilities in beta. Starting sometime this afternoon, ML Kit will begin shipping with the on-device Translation API, which will allow developers to use the same offline models that power Google Translate to translate in-app text into 58 languages. Also in tow will be the Object Detection and Tracking API, which will let apps locate and track objects of