Neuton.AI joins Arm AI Partner Program to Accelerate Deployment of
Machine Learning at the Edge
Neuton.AI has joined the
Arm® AI Partner Program
, to bring intelligence to the edge. This partnership with Arm, a
global semiconductor IP provider, facilitates democratization of
TinyML, enabling users without any data science expertise to build
extremely compact predictive models that can be easily embedded into
small computing devices.
Neuton.AI joins Arm’s AI ecosystem, empowering users to create
incredibly compact and explainable models automatically, without any
coding or profound ML expertise. This opens up immense opportunities
for tiny devices to perform more complex and powerful computing on the
edge without running inferences via the cloud.
Arm invited Neuton.AI to join its partner ecosystem after Neuton.AI
presented its novel approach to building incredibly compact and
accurate models at the TinyML EMEA Technical Forum 2021.
«We designed Neuton TinyML to bring AI power to everyone, and we
deeply appreciate the opportunity to become partners with Arm and
enable the global TinyML community to take advantage of AI potential
at scale, regardless of their data science expertise,» said Kate
Vasilenko, Neuton’s Product Director.
Unlike other algorithms, Neuton TinyML doesn’t use quantization,
pruning, and distillation, thus doesn’t compress the model once it’s
created. Due to its own global optimization algorithm, Neuton builds
models up to 1000 times smaller in size and in the number of
coefficients and neurons than competitor frameworks like TensorFlow.
As such, users of any tech level have the opportunity to embed
predictive models even into the smallest microcontrollers with the
following characteristics: energy - 10s-100s mAh, processor < 100
MHz, memory < 100 Kb.
«The Arm AI Partner Program was designed to enable companies to
work together to create AI solutions for the next decade of
compute,» said Philip Lewer, director of ecosystem and developer
relations, Machine Learning Group at Arm. «Through joining this
growing and collaborative program, Neuton will enable even more
developers to unlock new opportunities through ML at the edge.»
patented technology that is not based on any existing neural network
algorithms. The uniqueness of Neuton’s approach is based on the
automatic building of predictive models, neuron by neuron, ensuring
the creation of neural network structures which are always optimized
in size and accuracy. It is also fair to mention that Neuton is
equally effective with both small and large datasets.
As part of this partnership, Neuton held a webinar on the topic
“Bottom-up Approach to Building Extremely Tiny Models” as part of
Arm’s AI Virtual Tech Talks. Most neural networks created today
contain too many coefficients and neurons, and are based on a
predetermined architecture which often results in the unnecessary
growth of network size.
During this tech talk, the Neuton team showcased how to overcome this
issue leveraging a completely different approach that would help to
create models that are 1000x smaller and faster than models created
using other frameworks such as TensorFlow lite and PyTorch. The
webinar recording is available