Computer vision startup Clarifai has launched a mobile software development kit (SDK) in limited preview today to process and carry out artificial intelligence on iOS devices. Versions for Android and Internet of Things devices are also in the works.

The news was announced onstage today by Clarifai founder Matt Zeiler at MB 2017, a gathering of AI and bot industry innovators being held at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California.

The news is significant because it allows mobile users to carry out AI computations — even on their iPhone without a connection to the cloud, which is typically how machine learning is handled on mobile devices today. Computer vision that requires no internet connection will be useful for mobile app developers and users in parts of the world where internet speed or connections aren’t reliable.

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