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1. (WO2018119785) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A BINARY NEURAL NETWORK MAPPING SCHEME UTILIZING A GATE ARRAY ARCHITECTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/119785    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2016/112721
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 29 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: G06N 3/063
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
MA, Liwei
Inventors: MA, Liwei
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A BINARY NEURAL NETWORK MAPPING SCHEME UTILIZING A GATE ARRAY ARCHITECTURE
Abstract:
In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a plurality of bitwise multipliers, a bitwise multiplier of the plurality of bitwise multipliers to multiply a binary synapse weight value of a neural network by a binary activation state value of a neuron of the neural network. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of majority voters, a majority voter of the plurality of majority voters to receive outputs of a first group of bitwise multipliers and to generate a majority result to indicate whether a majority of outputs of the first group of bitwise multipliers are set to a first binary value or a second binary value. The apparatus also comprises a first plurality of reconfigurable connections coupled to outputs of the plurality of bitwise multipliers and inputs of the plurality of majority voters.