Energy-efficient Machine Learning in Silicon: A Communications-inspired Approach [article]

Naresh R. Shanbhag
2016 arXiv   pre-print
This position paper advocates a communications-inspired approach to the design of machine learning systems on energy-constrained embedded 'always-on' platforms. The communications-inspired approach has two versions - 1) a deterministic version where existing low-power communication IC design methods are repurposed, and 2) a stochastic version referred to as Shannon-inspired statistical information processing employing information-based metrics, statistical error compensation (SEC), and
more » ... g-based methods to implement ML systems on stochastic circuit/device fabrics operating at the limits of energy-efficiency. The communications-inspired approach has the potential to fully leverage the opportunities afforded by ML algorithms and applications in order to address the challenges inherent in their deployment on energy-constrained platforms.
arXiv:1611.03109v1 fatcat:qdnks33xmzcrdkez43z2kicxeq