This article presents a flexible and general optimisation scheme for converting floating-point networks using Variable Bit Depth (VBD) compression as a step towards efficient, low-power inference.
Category: Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Designers of neural network accelerator (NNA) IP have a Herculean task on their hands: making sure that their product is sufficiently general to apply to a very wide range of current and future applications, whilst guaranteeing high performance. In the mobile, automotive, data centre and embedded spaces targeted by Imagination’s cutting-edge IMG Series4 NNAs, there even more stringent constraints on bandwidth, area and power consumption. The engineers at Imagination have found innovative ways to address these daunting challenges and deliver ultra-high-performance and future-proof IP.
Speech recognition has become more relevant in recent years: it enables computers to translate spoken language into text. It can be found in different types of applications, such as translators or closed captioning. An example of this technology is Mozilla’s DeepSpeech, an open-source speech-to-text engine, which uses a model trained by machine learning techniques based on Baidu’s Deep Speech research paper. We are going to provide an overview of how we are running version 0.5.1 of this model, by accelerating a static LSTM network on the Imagination neural network accelerator (NNA), with the goal of creating a prototype of a voice assistant for an automotive use case.
Kynisys is a new AI marketplace for edge compute that offered toolsets and all the building blocks that an edge AI system integrator needs. It’s an easy-to-use platform to create, test and deploy edge AI in less than a day; putting the power in the hands of those who have to solve “edge problems”.
When it comes to technology there is usually hype. How many times has ‘the next big thing’ turned out to be the ‘next big fail’,
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China has been widely tipped to take the lead in artificial technology so when Imagination travelled to Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing in June this year
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