Contrastive power-efficient physical learning in resistor networks

Published: 01 Nov 2023, Last Modified: 22 Dec 2023MLNCP PosterEveryoneRevisionsBibTeX
Keywords: Coupled Learning, Contrastive learning, Neuromorphic computing, Power efficiency, Resistor networks
TL;DR: We show in theory and lab experiments how physical learning machines can be trained to find low power learning solutions.
Abstract: The prospect of substantial reductions in the power consumption of AI is a major motivation for the development of neuromorphic hardware. Less attention has been given to the complementary research of power-efficient learning rules for such systems. Here we study self-learning physical systems trained by local learning rules based on contrastive learning. We show how the physical learning rule can be biased toward finding power-efficient solutions to learning problems, and demonstrate in simulations and laboratory experiments the emergence of a trade-off between power-efficiency and task performance.
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