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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
Deep learning has revolutionized the field of machine learning. However, current approaches to deep neural network training require backpropagation of errors with high precision. This poses a challenge for training deep neural networks on future generation, low-power edge computing platforms under the constraint of low-precision (possibly binary) weights and binary unit activations. Recent research on binary neural networks (BNNs) and spiking neural networks (SNNs) offers hope that a solution to this problem can be found. However, this remains an open problem. Approaches may involve simulators, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and/or neuromorphic hardware.
Relevance to the Intelligence Community:
The Intelligence Community (IC) will increasingly rely on edge computing platforms to detect patterns of interest in sensor data. Developing algorithms for training and inference on future generation, low-power edge computing platforms will ensure that the IC is able to take full advantage of these platforms.
Key Words: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Neuromorphic, Low Precision, Event Based Computing, Neural Networks, SNN, BNN