IBM announced recently that they are making it easier for developers to jump into machine learning. At the World of Watson, the IBM Cloud-based Watson Data Platform with Machine Learning was launched. At the core of it all was the concept of the interconnectivity of data made possible through APIs.
Google has announced the release of a beta version of the popular TensorFlow machine learning library. According to the company, "TensorFlow 2.0 focuses on simplicity and ease of use, with updates like eager execution, intuitive higher-level APIs, and flexible model building on any platform."