TensorFlow Lite for Commodore 64 #VintageComputing #Commodore #TensorFlowLite
Nick Bild has developed a TensorFlow Lite workflow for Commodore 64s. Model output is run through a Python script to turn it into C64-compatible BASIC.
TensorFlow Lite for Microcontrollers is an open-source machine learning framework in which a TensorFlow model is built and trained on a host computer. That model is then reduced in size and computational complexity by an exporter that converts it to the TensorFlow Lite format. For the tiniest of compute platforms — microcontrollers — that model is then converted to a C array containing the model structure and any trained parameters, like weights and biases. On the microcontroller, an interpreter parses the C array to extract operations and data to run inferences against new input data.
Given that TF Lite for Microcontrollers runs on some heavily resource-constrained devices, I got to wondering whether or not I could run inferences against these models on a Commodore 64.
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