A study group on machine learning has been created by the ISO C++
committee. There are interesting discussions about the features and
tools needed for efficiently implement ML and DS algorithms in C++ and I am
sure that root developers will have very interesting things to say.
The goals of the SG are outlined in this paper http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2018/p1360r0.pdf
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