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Why are most commonly used activation functions continuous?

I have come to notice that the most commonly used activation functions are continuous. Is there any specific reason behind this? Results such as this paper have worked on training networks with ...
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Research into social behavior in Prisoner's Dilemma

I've been working on research into reproducing social behavior using multi-agent reinforcement learning. My focus has been on a GridWorld-style game, but I was thinking that maybe a simpler Prisoner's ...
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How do you measure multi-label classification accuracy?

Multi-label assignment is the task in machine learning to assign to each input value a set of categories from a fixed vocabulary where the categories need not be statistically independent, so ...
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Are there transformer-based architectures that can produce fixed-length vector encodings given arbitrary-length text documents?

BERT encodes a piece of text such that each token (usually words) in the input text map to a vector in the encoding of the text. However, this makes the length of the encoding vary as a function of ...
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Forcing a neural network to be close to a previous model - Regularization through given model

I'm wondering, has anyone seen any paper where one trains a network but biases it to produce similar outputs to a given model (such as one given from expert opinion or it being a previously trained ...
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What are some neural network models that can use auxiliary info during training for image segmentation?

What are some deep learning models that can use supplementary information other than RGB channels for image segmentation? For example imagine a poorly shot image of a river (blue) that shows a gap, ...
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Is non-negative matrix factorization for machine learning obsolete?

I am taking a course about using matrix factorization for machine learning. The first thing that came into my mind is by using the matrix factorization we are always limited to linear relationships ...
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What are the state-of-the-art results in OpenAI's gym environments?

What are the state-of-the-art results in OpenAI's gym environments? Is there a link to a paper/article that describes them and how these SOTA results were calculated?
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How can I generate artificial conversations between two AIs?

I am building an artificial town that has randomly generated people with different personalities. People in this artificial town have attributes that change their happiness, ego, rep, etc. I already ...
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Which machine learning method can take a matrix as input?

I am pretty new to the machine learning field. I want to use an $n \times m$ matrix as the input of a model, in order to predict a vector $1 \times m$, both of real numbers. Input data are quite clean,...
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What are examples of good reference books on unsupervised learning?

I am looking for good introductory and advanced books on unsupervised learning. I have already read books like Probabilistic Graphical Models from D. Kholler and Pattern Recognition and Machine ...
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Are there heuristics that play Klondike Solitaire well?

Are there heuristics that play Klondike Solitaire well? I know there are some good exhaustive search solvers for Klondike Solitaire. The best one that I know of is Solvitaire (2019) which uses DFS, (...
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What is the paper that states that humans incorrectly trust the incorrect explanations of the AI?

I was reading a paper on the subject of explainable AI and interpretability, in particular the tendency of people (even experts) to excessively trusting explanations given by AI. In the intro the ...
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What is the first short film completely made by AI?

I have created (not me exactly) a short film entirely made by AI. There many short films (like Sunspring) 'written' by AI but were acted out by humans. In my short film, the story is by the AI, the ...
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What are some of the main high level approaches to applying ML on kinematic sensor data?

I've just started a project which will involve having to detect certain events in a stream of kinematic sensor data. By searching through the literature, I've found a lot of highly specific papers, ...
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Are there any new weight initialization techniques for DNN published after 2015?

Considering weights initialization in my personal projects, I always used some standard techniques such as: Glorot (also known as Xavier) initialization (2010). Mertens initialization (2010). He ...
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Current research on Gödel machines

Is there any current research on Gödel machines? It seems that the last article by Jürgen Schmidhuber on this topic was published in 2012: http://people.idsia.ch/~juergen/goedelmachine.html
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Can DQN outperform DoubleDQN?

I found a similar post about this issue, but unfortunately I did not find a proper answer. Are there any references where DQN is better than DoubleDQN, that is DoubleDQN does not improve DQN ?
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Literature on the advantages of using an auto-encoder for classification

Given a supervised problem with X, y input pairs, one can do two things for obtaining the function f that maps X with y with Neural Networks (and in general in machine learning): Deploy directly a ...
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How efficient is SCAWI weight initialization method?

I'm currently in the middle of a project (for my thesis) constructing a deep neural network. Since I'm still in the research part, I'm trying to find various ways and techniques to initialize weights. ...
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Is there any research on developing AGI systems based on meta-programming?

Meta-programming is programming that can modify itself, which is an appealing concept to me, given that I associate the idea of modifying one's self with general intelligences (like humans). I think ...
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Combine DQN with the Average Reward setting

I have to deal with a non-episodic task, where there is addittionally a continuous state space and more specifically in each time step there is always a new state that has never been seen before. I ...
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What are the applications of hierarchical softmax?

Apart from its use in word embeddings (e.g word2vec algorithm), are there any other applications of hierarchical softmax? If yes, can you please give me some reference papers?
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Is there any published research on the information-carrying capacity of the human face?

Is there any published research on the information-carrying capacity of the human face? Here I mean "how much information can be conveyed via facial expressions & micro-expressions". This is a ...
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Is there an online RL algorithm that receives as input a camera frame and produces an action as output?

I want to build a reinforcement learning model, which takes a camera picture as input, that learns online (in terms of machine learning). Based on the position of an object on the camera, I want the ...
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When to do discretization to decrease the state/action space in RL?

When to do discretization to decrease the state/action space in RL? Can you give me some references that such a technique is used?
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Is there a good book or paper on word embeddings?

Is there a good and modern book that focuses on word embeddings and their applications? It would also be ok to provide the name of a paper that provides a good overview of word embeddings.
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What are some good alternatives to U-Net for biomedical image segmentation?

Soon I will be working on biomedical image segmentation (microscopy images). There will be a small amount of data (a few dozens at best). Is there a neural network, that can compete with U-Net, in ...
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Will structured knowledge bases continue to be used in question answering with the likes of BERT gaining popularity?

This may come across as an open and opinion-based question, I definitely want to hear expert opinions on the subject, but I am also looking for references to materials that I can read deeply. One of ...
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Boston Housing Current Best Model

I'm currently looking for a standard data-set to test some new regression models I've been developing on, and the "Boston Housing Prices" data-set seemed to stand out, since it's very standard. ...
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References on generalization theory and mathematical abstraction of ML concepts

I'd like to learn about generalization theory for machine learning algorithms. I'm looking for books and other references (in case books aren't available) that provide a gentle introduction to the ...
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Is it possible to create a decompiler using AI?

I would like to decompile a compiled file to source code. Is it possible to use any AI technique to perform decompilation? Is there any research on this topic? If yes, can you briefly explain one of ...
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Is there a detailed description or implementation of an end-to-end speech recognition system?

I am currently trying to implement an end-to-end speech recognition system from scratch, that is, without using any of the existing frameworks (like TensorFlow, Keras, etc.). I am building my own ...
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ChatBot applications [Academia]

I am in education and I'm wondering about the use of chatbot-like tools to facilitate automated discussions among students. The chatbot domain of knowledge would be purposely restricted to a specific ...
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Would YOLO be able to detect objects in “different” positions?

I have the following question about You Only Look Once (YOLO) algorithm, for object detection. I have to develop a neural network to recognize web components in web applications - for example, login ...
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Is Christopher Bishop’s “Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning” out of date in 2018?

I recently came across reference to a book that was highly regarded: “Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning” by Christopher Bishop. I am a beginner working my way through some machine learning ...
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What kind of AI technique can I use to play the “Lines” game?

I am trying to find a good approach to create a computer player for the game "Lines" from gamious on Android. The concept of the game is pretty straightforward : Lines is an abstract ‘zen’ ...
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Is there literature on Neural Network with activation functions of bounded domain?

I think to have found a somewhat interesting connection between neural networks and another area of mathematics. However, it requires the activation functions in the network to have a bounded - ...
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Which methods for weight initialization in Neural Networks are currently common practice?

I am currently researching the topic of weight initialization methods for (deep) neural networks and I'm a little stuck. The result of my work should be an overview of methods that are currently in ...
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Is there any research on the application of policy gradients to problems where the selection of an action requires the selection of another one?

I am working on a problem and want to explore if it can be solved with PPO (or other policy gradient methods). The problem is that the action space is a bit special, compared to classic RL ...
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Is there any comprehensive book that reviews topics in the area of brain-inspired computing?

I am looking to write my master's thesis next year about brain-inspired computing. Hence, I am looking to get a good overview of this domain. Do you know of any comprehensive book that reviews topics ...
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What is the effect of K in K-NN on the VC dimension?

What is the effect of K in K-NN on the VC dimension? When K increases, is the VC dimension decreased or increased, or we can't say anything about this? Is there a reference book that discusses this?
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Gradual decrease in performance of a DDPG agent

I'm trying to solve the OpenAI's CarRacing-v0 environment with the DDPG algorithm. I've observed that after a period of learning, the agent's performance starts to deteriorate slowly. For some ...
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Can cryptocurrency charts be estimated using neural networks?

If I were to make a neural network that predicts the value of e.g. Bitcoin tomorrow based on the chart of the last month, would that work? Of course, 100% accuracy cannot be reached, but a success ...
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What is the best approach for sentiment analysis when the text is very brief?

I'm working on a project to do sentiment analysis but my data is not long and properly formatted text. It's more likely to be very short sentences, e.g. tweets (in full tweet lingo), quick reviews of ...
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Is there any research work that shows that we should explicitly mark the word boundaries for 1D CNNs?

I'm doing character embedding for NLP tasks using one-dimensional convolutional neural networks (see Chiu and Nichols (2016) for the motivation). I haven't found any empirical evidence of whether or ...
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Model-based RL for time series data

I have time-series data. When I take an action, it impacts the next state, because my action directly determines the next state, but it is not known what the impact is. To be concrete: I have $X(t)$ ...
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What are the differences between Proximal Policy Optimization versions PPO1 and PPO2?

When Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO) was released, it was accompanied by a paper describing it. Later, the authors at OpenAI introduced a second version of PPO, called PPO2 (whereas the original ...
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Is there any known approach to generate sets of objects?

I am looking for some known approach, or some previous work, on the following problem: Let $\Sigma$ be an alphabet of symbols and $\Sigma^*$ be the set of all the strings that you can compose from ...
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How exactly is hindsight experience replay related to potential-based reward shaping?

One of the reviewers of the HER paper (which was accepted as a NIPS conference paper) wrote Overall, I'd say that it's not a huge/deep idea, but a very nice addition to the learning toolbox. When it ...