Journal article

Semantic Labeling Using a Low-Power Neuromorphic Platform

Jianbin Tang, Benjamin Scott Mashford, Antonio Jimeno Yepes

IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Deep learning is a powerful technique for the analysis of remote sensing imagery. For applications that require real-time processing on mobile platforms, a low power consumption processing unit is advantageous. The human brain is remarkably powerful at image recognition tasks while operating at very low power consumption levels. Neuromorphic computing designs aim to achieve energy efficiency through the use of spiking neurons and low-precision synapses to perform data processing. We demonstrate here the classification of red, green, blue and depth and hyperspectral data sets using a neuromorphic processing unit (IBM TrueNorth Neurosynaptic System). The convolutional neural-network architectu..

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