TinyML

TinyML is a field of study in Machine Learning and Embedded Systems that explores the types of models you can run on small, low-powered devices like microcontrollers. It enables low-latency, low power and low bandwidth model inference at edge devices. While a standard consumer CPUs consume between 65 watts and 85 watts and standard consumer GPU consumes anywhere between 200 watts to 500 watts, a typical microcontroller consumes power in the order of milliwatts or microwatts. That is around a thousand times less power consumption. This low power consumption enables the TinyML devices to run unplugged on batteries for weeks, months, and in some cases, even years, while running ML applications on edge.