Unsupervised learning in probabilistic neural networks with multi-state metal-oxide memristive synapses

A. Serb, J. Bill, A. Khiat, R. Berdan, R. Legenstein, and T. Prodromakis

Abstract:

In an increasingly data-rich world the need for developing computing systems that cannot only process, but ideally also interpret big data is becoming continuously more pressing. Brain-inspired concepts have shown great promise towards addressing this need. Here we demonstrate unsupervised learning in a probabilistic neural network that utilizes metal-oxide memristive devices as multi-state synapses. Our approach can be exploited for processing unlabelled data and can adapt to time-varying clusters that underlie incoming data by supporting the capability of reversible unsupervised learning. The potential of this work is showcased through the demonstration of successful learning in the presence of corrupted input data and probabilistic neurons, thus paving the way towards robust big-data processors.



Reference: A. Serb, J. Bill, A. Khiat, R. Berdan, R. Legenstein, and T. Prodromakis. Unsupervised learning in probabilistic neural networks with multi-state metal-oxide memristive synapses. Nature Communications, 7:12611, 2016.