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IAS-Seminar "Data and Power Efficient Intelligence with Neuromorphic Hardware"

27.08.2019 13:00 Uhr
27.08.2019 14:00 Uhr
JSC, Rotunde, Geb. 16.4, R. 301
Emre Neftci, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuromorphic Machine Intelligence Lab, Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of California Irvine, USA

The potential of machine learning and deep learning to advance artificial intelligence is driving a quest to build dedicated systems that accelerate such workloads at a large scale and in an autonomous fashion. A natural approach is to take inspiration from the brain by building neuromorphic hardware that emulates the biological processes of the brain using digital or mixed-signal technologies.

In this talk, I will present interdisciplinary approaches anchored in machine learning theory and computational neurosciences that enable the applicability of neuromorphic technologies to real-world, human-centric tasks. In particular I’ll discuss the following related challenges and their possible solutions:

(1) The models and tools of deep learning apply to neuromorphic hardware, but physical implementations of neural networks call for novel, continual and local learning algorithms;

(2) Neuromorphic technologies have potential advantages over conventional computers on tasks where real-time adaptability, autonomy or energy efficiency are necessary, but applications and benchmarks benefiting from these qualities are not yet identified;

(3) Challenges in memory technologies, compounded by a tradition of bottom-up approaches in the field and the lack of large-scale simulation environments block the road to major breakthroughs.

The recent algorithmic results I will present solve some of these challenges and pave the way toward the co-design of brain-inspired computing systems and algorithms with a mathematical viewpoint. These solutions enable the roadmap towards building a software framework for neuromorphic hardware with a Tensorflow-like workflow and leveraging the scalable, distributed, low-latency and energy- efficient nature of neuromorphic hardware.

Dienstag, 27. August 2019, 13.00 Uhr
JSC, Rotunde, Geb. 16.4, R. 301

Emre Neftci wurde von Dr. Jenia Jitsev (JSC) eingeladen.