A research team from Facebook AI and UC Berkeley finds a solution for vision transformers’ optimization instability problem by simply using a standard, lightweight convolutional stem for ViT models. The approach dramatically increases optimizer stability and improves peak performance without sacrificing computation efficiency.
A research team from McGill University, Université de Montréal, DeepMind and Mila presents an end-to-end, model-based deep reinforcement learning (RL) agent that dynamically attends to relevant parts of its environments to facilitate out-of-distribution (OOD) and systematic generalization.
A research team from ETH Zürich presents an overview of priors for (deep) Gaussian processes, variational autoencoders and Bayesian neural networks. The researchers propose that well-chosen priors can achieve theoretical and empirical properties such as uncertainty estimation, model selection and optimal decision support; and provide guidance on how to choose them.
Twitter Chief Scientist Michael Bronstein, Joan Bruna from New York University, Taco Cohen from Qualcomm AI and Petar Veličković from DeepMind publish a paper that aims to geometrically unify the typical architectures of CNNs, GNNs, LSTMs, Transformers, etc. from the perspective of symmetry and invariance to build an “Erlangen Programme” for deep neural networks.
IBM and ETH Zurich researchers make progress in reconciling neurophysiological insights with machine intelligence, proposing a novel biologically inspired optimizer for artificial (ANNs) and spiking neural networks (SNNs) that incorporates synaptic integration principles from biology. GRAPES (Group Responsibility for Adjusting the Propagation of Error Signals) leads to improvements in the training time convergence, accuracy and scalability of ANNs and SNNs.
A research team from NVIDIA, Stanford University and Microsoft Research propose a novel pipeline parallelism approach that improves throughput by more than 10 percent with a comparable memory footprint, showing such strategies can achieve high aggregate throughput while training models with up to a trillion parameters.
Stanford researchers’ DERL (Deep Evolutionary Reinforcement Learning) is a novel computational framework that enables AI agents to evolve morphologies and learn challenging locomotion and manipulation tasks in complex environments using only low level egocentric sensory information.