# Questions tagged [bayesian-neural-networks]

For questions related to Bayesian neural networks, which are artificial neural networks that incorporate uncertainty in their parameters.

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### Today's Practicality of Bayesian Neural Networks

Just having heard lately about BNNs (wow, ANNs and CNNs are clear; now there's a B? What's that? Ahh, Bayesian ;-)) and quickly getting their main idea and focus, that is, weights not being pure ...
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### How could Bayesian neural networks be used for transfer learning?

In transfer learning, we use big data from similar tasks to learn the parameters of a neural network, and then fine-tune the neural network on our own task that has little data available for it. Here, ...
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### Bayesian Perceptron: How is it compatible to Bayes Theorem?

I found a very interesting paper on the internet that tries to apply Bayesian inference with a gradient-free online-learning approach: [Bayesian Perceptron: Bayesian Perceptron: Towards fully Bayesian ...
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### Bayesian Perceptron: Why to marginalize over neuron's output instead of it's weights?

I found a very interesting paper on the internet that tries to apply Bayesian inference with a gradient-free online-learning approach: Bayesian Perceptron: Towards fully Bayesian Neural Networks. I ...
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### Why does this formula $\sigma^2 + \frac{1}{T}\sum_{t=1}^Tf^{\hat{W_t}}(x)^Tf^{\hat{W_t}}(x_t)-E(y)^TE(y)$ approximate the variance?

How does: $$\text{Var}(y) \approx \sigma^2 + \frac{1}{T}\sum_{t=1}^Tf^{\hat{W_t}}(x)^Tf^{\hat{W_t}}(x_t)-E(y)^TE(y)$$ approximate variance? I'm currently reading What Uncertainties Do We Need in ...
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### Why is neural networks being a deterministic mapping not always considered a good thing?

Why is neural networks being a deterministic mapping not always considered a good thing? So I'm excluding models like VAEs since those aren't entirely deterministic. I keep thinking about this and my ...
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### Why is the E step in expectation maximisation algorithm called so?

The E step on the EM algorithm asks us to set the value of the variational lower bound to be equal to the posterior probability of the latent variable, given the data points and parameters. Clearly we ...
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### Is there any research on models that provide uncertainty estimation?

Is there any research on machine learning models that provide uncertainty estimation? If I train a denoising autoencoder on words and put through a noised word, I'd like it to return a certainty that ...