no code implementations • 6 Dec 2021 • Michael Schaarschmidt, Dominik Grewe, Dimitrios Vytiniotis, Adam Paszke, Georg Stefan Schmid, Tamara Norman, James Molloy, Jonathan Godwin, Norman Alexander Rink, Vinod Nair, Dan Belov
The rapid rise in demand for training large neural network architectures has brought into focus the need for partitioning strategies, for example by using data, model, or pipeline parallelism.
no code implementations • 12 Oct 2020 • Jost Tobias Springenberg, Nicolas Heess, Daniel Mankowitz, Josh Merel, Arunkumar Byravan, Abbas Abdolmaleki, Jackie Kay, Jonas Degrave, Julian Schrittwieser, Yuval Tassa, Jonas Buchli, Dan Belov, Martin Riedmiller
We demonstrate that additional computation spent on model-based policy improvement during learning can improve data efficiency, and confirm that model-based policy improvement during action selection can also be beneficial.
1 code implementation • • H. Francis Song, Abbas Abdolmaleki, Jost Tobias Springenberg, Aidan Clark, Hubert Soyer, Jack W. Rae, Seb Noury, Arun Ahuja, Si-Qi Liu, Dhruva Tirumala, Nicolas Heess, Dan Belov, Martin Riedmiller, Matthew M. Botvinick
Some of the most successful applications of deep reinforcement learning to challenging domains in discrete and continuous control have used policy gradient methods in the on-policy setting.
1 code implementation • 1 Feb 2019 • Peter Buchlovsky, David Budden, Dominik Grewe, Chris Jones, John Aslanides, Frederic Besse, Andy Brock, Aidan Clark, Sergio Gómez Colmenarejo, Aedan Pope, Fabio Viola, Dan Belov
We describe TF-Replicator, a framework for distributed machine learning designed for DeepMind researchers and implemented as an abstraction over TensorFlow.
Our algorithm draws on connections to existing literature on black-box optimization and 'RL as an inference' and it can be seen either as an extension of the Maximum a Posteriori Policy Optimisation algorithm (MPO) [Abdolmaleki et al., 2018a], or as an extension of Trust Region Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolutionary Strategy (CMA-ES) [Abdolmaleki et al., 2017b; Hansen et al., 1997] to a policy iteration scheme.
2 code implementations • • Aaron van den Oord, Yazhe Li, Igor Babuschkin, Karen Simonyan, Oriol Vinyals, Koray Kavukcuoglu, George van den Driessche, Edward Lockhart, Luis C. Cobo, Florian Stimberg, Norman Casagrande, Dominik Grewe, Seb Noury, Sander Dieleman, Erich Elsen, Nal Kalchbrenner, Heiga Zen, Alex Graves, Helen King, Tom Walters, Dan Belov, Demis Hassabis
The recently-developed WaveNet architecture is the current state of the art in realistic speech synthesis, consistently rated as more natural sounding for many different languages than any previous system.
Our new PixelCNN model achieves competitive density estimation and orders of magnitude speedup - O(log N) sampling instead of O(N) - enabling the practical generation of 512x512 images.
Ranked #2 on Image Compression on ImageNet32