TensorFlow on Apple Silicon M1
Apple has forked TensorFlow 2 to optimize it for their new crazy-fast M1 Macs! This came as a pretty big surprise, and it makes the new M1 Macs even more attractive to ML developers: for the first time, this’ll enable using the internal GPU to train TensorFlow models on Mac laptops, leadings to ~5x speedups (!) compared to the previous generation. I’ll probably hold until for the next generation — by which time Apple’s optimizations should also be upstreamed to the main TensorFlow branch instead of only being available on their own fork — but it’s clear that even now these laptops are already huge game changers.