TensorFlow Lite for Micro-controllers is a massively streamlined version of TensorFlow. Designed to be portable to “bare metal” systems, it doesn’t need either standard C libraries, or dynamic memory allocation. The core runtime fits in just 16KB on a Cortex-M3, and with enough operators to run a speech keyword detection model, takes up a total of 22KB.
It was really only a matter of time someone picked up the TensorFlow demoand ported it, along with TensorFlow Lite for Micro-controllers to the Arduino development environment. Turns out it’s Adafruit that got there first.
Make: a machine-learning toy on open-source hardware – BoingBoing.
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