Learning with little data

Seminar on Theoretical Machine Learning
Topic:Learning with little data
Speaker:Richard Zemel
Affiliation:University of Toronto; Visitor, School of Mathematics
Date:Monday, December 11
Time/Room:12:30pm - 1:45pm/White-Levy Room

The current successes of deep neural networks have largely come on classification problems, based on datasets containing hundreds of examples from each category. Humans can easily learn new words or classes of visual objects from very few examples. A fundamental question is how to adapt learning systems to accommodate new classes not seen in training, given only a few examples of each of these classes. I will discuss recent advances in this area, and present ongoing work by my group on various aspects of this problem.