Search Results for author: Adam Tauman Kalai

Found 22 papers, 4 papers with code

A Theory of Unsupervised Translation Motivated by Understanding Animal Communication

no code implementations20 Nov 2022 Shafi Goldwasser, David F. Gruber, Adam Tauman Kalai, Orr Paradise

We also prove upper bounds on the amount of data required from the source language in the unsupervised setting as a function of the amount of data required in a hypothetical supervised setting.

Translation Unsupervised Machine Translation

Recurrent Convolutional Neural Networks Learn Succinct Learning Algorithms

no code implementations1 Sep 2022 Surbhi Goel, Sham Kakade, Adam Tauman Kalai, Cyril Zhang

For example, on parity problems, the NN learns as well as Gaussian elimination, an efficient algorithm that can be succinctly described.

Partial Matrix Completion

no code implementations25 Aug 2022 Varun Kanade, Elad Hazan, Adam Tauman Kalai

In the matrix completion problem, one wishes to reconstruct a low-rank matrix based on a revealed set of (possibly noisy) entries.

Matrix Completion

Using Large Language Models to Simulate Multiple Humans and Replicate Human Subject Studies

no code implementations18 Aug 2022 Gati Aher, Rosa I. Arriaga, Adam Tauman Kalai

We introduce a new type of test, called a Turing Experiment (TE), for evaluating how well a language model, such as GPT-3, can simulate different aspects of human behavior.

Language Modelling

Language Models Can Teach Themselves to Program Better

1 code implementation29 Jul 2022 Patrick Haluptzok, Matthew Bowers, Adam Tauman Kalai

We show that it is possible for an LM to synthesize programming problems and solutions, which are filtered for correctness by a Python interpreter.

Code Generation

Why GANs are overkill for NLP

no code implementations19 May 2022 David Alvarez-Melis, Vikas Garg, Adam Tauman Kalai

We show that, while it may seem that maximizing likelihood is inherently different than minimizing distinguishability, this distinction is largely artificial and only holds for limited models.

Text Generation


no code implementations11 Sep 2021 Parikshit Gopalan, Adam Tauman Kalai, Omer Reingold, Vatsal Sharan, Udi Wieder

We suggest a rigorous new paradigm for loss minimization in machine learning where the loss function can be ignored at the time of learning and only be taken into account when deciding an action.


Social Norm Bias: Residual Harms of Fairness-Aware Algorithms

no code implementations25 Aug 2021 Myra Cheng, Maria De-Arteaga, Lester Mackey, Adam Tauman Kalai

Many modern machine learning algorithms mitigate bias by enforcing fairness constraints across coarsely-defined groups related to a sensitive attribute like gender or race.

Decision Making Fairness

Programming Puzzles

2 code implementations10 Jun 2021 Tal Schuster, Ashwin Kalyan, Oleksandr Polozov, Adam Tauman Kalai

The dataset is comprehensive in that it spans problems of a range of difficulties and domains, ranging from trivial string manipulation problems, to classic programming puzzles (e. g., Tower of Hanoi), to interview/competitive-programming problems (e. g., dynamic programming), to longstanding open problems in algorithms and mathematics (e. g., factoring).

Code Generation Natural Language Understanding +1

Towards optimally abstaining from prediction with OOD test examples

no code implementations NeurIPS 2021 Adam Tauman Kalai, Varun Kanade

Our work builds on a recent abstention algorithm of Goldwasser, Kalais, and Montasser (2020) for transductive binary classification.

Generalization Bounds

Beyond Perturbations: Learning Guarantees with Arbitrary Adversarial Test Examples

no code implementations NeurIPS 2020 Shafi Goldwasser, Adam Tauman Kalai, Yael Tauman Kalai, Omar Montasser

We present a transductive learning algorithm that takes as input training examples from a distribution $P$ and arbitrary (unlabeled) test examples, possibly chosen by an adversary.

Transductive Learning


no code implementations25 Sep 2019 Ashwin Kalyan, Oleksandr Polozov, Adam Tauman Kalai

Puzzles are objective in that one can easily test the correctness of a given solution x by seeing whether it satisfies f, unlike the most common representations for program synthesis: given input-output pairs or an English problem description, the correctness of a given solution is not determined and is debatable.

Program Synthesis

Learning to Prune: Speeding up Repeated Computations

no code implementations26 Apr 2019 Daniel Alabi, Adam Tauman Kalai, Katrina Ligett, Cameron Musco, Christos Tzamos, Ellen Vitercik

We present an algorithm that learns to maximally prune the search space on repeated computations, thereby reducing runtime while provably outputting the correct solution each period with high probability.

What's in a Name? Reducing Bias in Bios without Access to Protected Attributes

no code implementations NAACL 2019 Alexey Romanov, Maria De-Arteaga, Hanna Wallach, Jennifer Chayes, Christian Borgs, Alexandra Chouldechova, Sahin Geyik, Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Anna Rumshisky, Adam Tauman Kalai

In the context of mitigating bias in occupation classification, we propose a method for discouraging correlation between the predicted probability of an individual's true occupation and a word embedding of their name.

Word Embeddings

Humor in Word Embeddings: Cockamamie Gobbledegook for Nincompoops

2 code implementations8 Feb 2019 Limor Gultchin, Genevieve Patterson, Nancy Baym, Nathaniel Swinger, Adam Tauman Kalai

While humor is often thought to be beyond the reach of Natural Language Processing, we show that several aspects of single-word humor correlate with simple linear directions in Word Embeddings.

Word Embeddings

Bias in Bios: A Case Study of Semantic Representation Bias in a High-Stakes Setting

3 code implementations27 Jan 2019 Maria De-Arteaga, Alexey Romanov, Hanna Wallach, Jennifer Chayes, Christian Borgs, Alexandra Chouldechova, Sahin Geyik, Krishnaram Kenthapadi, Adam Tauman Kalai

We present a large-scale study of gender bias in occupation classification, a task where the use of machine learning may lead to negative outcomes on peoples' lives.

Classification General Classification

Unleashing Linear Optimizers for Group-Fair Learning and Optimization

no code implementations11 Apr 2018 Daniel Alabi, Nicole Immorlica, Adam Tauman Kalai

Most systems and learning algorithms optimize average performance or average loss -- one reason being computational complexity.


Glass-Box Program Synthesis: A Machine Learning Approach

no code implementations25 Sep 2017 Konstantina Christakopoulou, Adam Tauman Kalai

Our results show that (i) performing 4 rounds of our framework typically solves about 70% of the target problems, (ii) our framework can improve itself even in domain agnostic scenarios, and (iii) it can solve problems that would be otherwise too slow to solve with brute-force search.

BIG-bench Machine Learning Program Synthesis

Decoupled classifiers for fair and efficient machine learning

no code implementations20 Jul 2017 Cynthia Dwork, Nicole Immorlica, Adam Tauman Kalai, Max Leiserson

When it is ethical and legal to use a sensitive attribute (such as gender or race) in machine learning systems, the question remains how to do so.

BIG-bench Machine Learning Fairness +1

Meta-Unsupervised-Learning: A supervised approach to unsupervised learning

no code implementations29 Dec 2016 Vikas K. Garg, Adam Tauman Kalai

We introduce a new paradigm to investigate unsupervised learning, reducing unsupervised learning to supervised learning.

Decision Making Outlier Detection

Crowdsourcing Feature Discovery via Adaptively Chosen Comparisons

no code implementations31 Mar 2015 James Y. Zou, Kamalika Chaudhuri, Adam Tauman Kalai

In addition we also ask the crowd to provide binary labels to the remaining examples based on the discovered features.

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