Machine Learning

This component is an experimental machine learning local inference engine based on Transformers.js and the ONNX runtime.

You can use the Transformer.js pipeline API directly to perform inference, as long as the model is in our model hub.

In the example below, a text summarization task is performed using the summarization task:

const {PipelineOptions, EngineProcess } = ChromeUtils.importESModule("chrome://global/content/ml/EngineProcess.sys.mjs");
const options = new PipelineOptions(
  taskName: "summarization",
  modelId: "mozilla/text_summarization",
  modelRevision: "main"

const engineParent = await EngineProcess.getMLEngineParent();
const engine = engineParent.getEngine(options);

const text = 'The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, ' +
'and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side. ' +
'During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest ' +
'man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New ' +
'York City was finished in 1930. It was the first structure to reach a height of 300 metres. Due to ' +
'the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now taller than the ' +
'Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft). Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the second ' +
'tallest free-standing structure in France after the Millau Viaduct.';

const request = { data:  text, options: { max_length: 100 } };
const res = await;

In the example below, an image is converted to text using the image-to-text task.

const {PipelineOptions, EngineProcess } = ChromeUtils.importESModule("chrome://global/content/ml/EngineProcess.sys.mjs");

// First we create a pipeline options object, which contains the task name
// and any other options needed for the task
const options = new PipelineOptions({taskName: "moz-image-to-text" });

// Next, we create an engine parent object via EngineProcess
const engineParent = await EngineProcess.getMLEngineParent();

// We then create the engine object, using the options
const engine = engineParent.getEngine(options);

// Preparing a request
const request = {url: ""};

// At this point we are ready to do some inference.
const res = await;

// The result is a string containing the text extracted from the image

Supported Inference Tasks

The following tasks are supported by the machine learning engine:

imageToText(request, model, tokenizer, processor)

Converts an image to text using a machine learning model.

  • request (object) – The request object containing image data.

  • request.url (string) – The URL of the image to process. If url is not provided, other fields are used.

  • (ArrayBuffer) – The raw image data to process. Ignored if url is provided.

  • request.width (number) – The image width. Ignored if url is provided.

  • request.height (number) – The image height. Ignored if url is provided.

  • request.channels (number) – The image channels. Can be 1, 2, 3 or 4. Defaults to 4. Ignored if url is provided.

  • model (object) – The model used for inference.

  • tokenizer (object) – The tokenizer used for decoding.

  • processor (object) – The processor used for preparing image data.


Promise.<object> – The result object containing the processed text.