From the Apple Developer site:
With Watson Services for Core ML, it’s easy to build apps that access powerful Watson capabilities right from iPhone and iPad, so you can provide dynamic, intelligent insights that improve over time. And with the IBM Cloud Developer Console for Apple, you can quickly tap into Watson Services for Core ML and other services on IBM Cloud.
It is clear that Apple is really pushing machine learning on their platforms. Providing access to IBM’s Watson through their Core ML framework seems like a great way to do that.
Even though I worked as an undergraduate assistant doing machine learning research for two years in college, I feel like it is still something that I don’t really know anything about. With the current trends in mobile computing, I think that basic knowledge of how use to use machine learning in apps will become table-stakes. So this is an area that I feel I really need to start looking into now before I get left behind.