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How do I implement the loss function for untargeted attacks described in “A General Framework for Adversarial Examples with Objectives”?

I am trying to implement the ideas in the paper A General Framework for Adversarial Examples with Objectives. In equation \ref{3}, they define the loss as: $$\text{Loss}_G(Z,D) - \kappa \sum \text{...
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What is a non-starving policy in reinforcement learning?

In the paper, Eligibility Traces for off-Policy Policy Evaluation (2010), by Doina Precup et al., mentioned the term "non-starving" many times. The specific use of the term was like "non-starving ...
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Reference request: one-hot encoding outperforming random orthogonal encoding

I experimented with a CNN operating on texts encoded as sequences of character vectors, where characters are encoded as one-hot vectors in one embedding and as random unit length pairwise orthogonal ...
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What is the difference between Squeeze-and-excite and bottleneck modules from Mobilenet v2?

Squezee-and-excite networks introduced SE blocks, while MobileNet v2 introduced linear bottlenecks. What is the effective difference between these two concepts? Is it only implementation (depth-wise ...
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Is unsupervised disentanglement really impossible?

In Locatello et al's Challenging Common Assumptions in the Unsupervised Learning of Disentangled Representations he claims to prove unsupervised disentanglement is impossible. His entire claim is ...
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What is an identity recurrent neural network?

What is an identity recurrent neural network (IRNN)? What is the difference between an IRNN and RNN?
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How are the observations stored in the RNN that encodes the state?

I am a bit confused about observations in RL systems which use RNN to encode the state. I read a few papers like this and this. If I were to use a sequence of raw observations (or features) as an ...
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What is the meaning of “stationarity of statistics” and “locality of pixel dependencies”?

I'm reading the ImageNet Classification with Deep Convolutional Neural Networks paper by Krizhevsky et al, and came across these lines in the Intro paragraph: Their (convolutional neural networks') ...
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Derivation for Value Iteration of CVaR

I am reading a paper named Risk-sensitive and Robust Decision-making: a CVaR Optimization Approach. In appendix A.3 they provide a proof for their Theorem $4$. The $n=1$ case for equation (11) is ...
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Understanding the reconstruction loss in the paper “Anomaly Detection using Deep Learning based Image Completion”

I would like to implement the approach represented in this paper. Here they used following reconstruction loss: $$ L(X)= \frac{\lambda \cdot || M \odot (X - F(\overline{M} \odot X)) ||_{1} + (1 - \...
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What is “dense” in DensePose?

I've recently come across an amazing work for human pose estimation: DensePose: Dense Human Pose Estimation In The Wild by Facebook. In this work, they have tackled the task of dense human pose ...
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Infinite horizon in Reinforcement Learning

I read this article: "Towards Autonomous Data Ferry Route Design through Reinforcement Learning" by Daniel Henkel and Timothy X Brown. It specifies an infinite horizon problem where they use as a ...
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Are the ideas in the paper “Governance by Glass-Box: Implementing Transparent Moral Bounds for AI Behaviour” novel?

In the paper Governance by Glass-Box: Implementing Transparent Moral Bounds for AI Behaviour, the authors seem to be presenting a black box method of testing. Are these ideas really new? Weren't these ...
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Name of paper for encoding/representing XY coordinates in deep learning

It this podcast between Oriol Vinyals and Lex Friedman: https://youtu.be/Kedt2or9xlo?t=1769, at 29:29, Oriol Vinyals refers to a paper: If you look at research in computer vision where it makes a ...
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IQN bellman target: using Z vs using Q

IQN paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.06923) uses distributional bellman target: $$ \delta^{\tau,\tau'}_t = r_t + \gamma Z_{\tau'}(x_{t+1}, \pi_{\beta}(x_{t+1})) - Z_{\tau}(x_t, a_t) $$ And optimizes: ...
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Why is the max a non-expansive operator?

In certain reinforcement learning (RL) proofs, the operators involved are assumed to be non-expansive. For example, on page 6 of the paper Generalized Markov Decision Processes: Dynamic-programming ...
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How could we estimate the square footage of a room from an image?

I wonder if it would be possible to know the size of a room using image, I don't see anything about this subject, do you have some idea how it could be done?
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How is equation 8 derived in the paper “Self-critical sequence training for image captioning”?

In the paper "Self-critical sequence training for image captioning", on page 3, they define the loss function (of the parameters $\theta$) of an image captioning system as the negative expected reward ...
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What is a bad local minimum in machine learning?

What is "bad local minima"? The following papers all mention this expression. Eliminating all bad Local Minima from Loss Landscapes without even adding an Extra Unit limination of All Bad Local ...
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Where can I find the original paper that introduced RNNs?

I was able to find the original paper on LSTM, I was not able to find the paper that introduced "vanilla" RNNs. Where can I find it?
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What should I do when the potential value of a state is too high?

I'm working on a Reinforcement Learning task where I use reward shaping as proposed in the paper Policy invariance under reward transformations: Theory and application to reward shaping (1999) by ...
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How is the word embedding represented in the paper “Recurrent neural network based language model”?

I'm reading "Recurrent neural network based language model" of Mikolov et al. (2010). Although the article is straight forward, I'm not sure how word embedding $w(t)$ is obtained: The reason I wonder ...