[Memory Group] Paper Recommendation : Deep Mind published a paper at PNAS
- Journal Club
- Apr 06, 2017 (11:22:46)
Google DeepMind published a paper at PNAS.
Memory group might want to see
Kirkpatrick, James, et al. "Overcoming catastrophic forgetting in neural networks." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017): 201611835.
The ability to learn tasks in a sequential fashion is crucial to the development of artificial intelligence. Until now neural networks have not been capable of this and it has been widely thought that catastrophic forgetting is an inevitable feature of connectionist models. We show that it is possible to overcome this limitation and train networks that can maintain expertise on tasks that they have not experienced for a long time. Our approach remembers old tasks by selectively slowing down learning on the weights important for those tasks. We demonstrate our approach is scalable and effective by solving a set of classification tasks based on a hand-written digit dataset and by learning several Atari 2600 games sequentially.