Search Results for author: Guillaume Desjardins

Found 16 papers, 7 papers with code

Entropic Desired Dynamics for Intrinsic Control

no code implementations NeurIPS 2021 Steven Hansen, Guillaume Desjardins, Kate Baumli, David Warde-Farley, Nicolas Heess, Simon Osindero, Volodymyr Mnih

An agent might be said, informally, to have mastery of its environment when it has maximised the effective number of states it can reliably reach.

Montezuma's Revenge

Rapid training of deep neural networks without skip connections or normalization layers using Deep Kernel Shaping

1 code implementation5 Oct 2021 James Martens, Andy Ballard, Guillaume Desjardins, Grzegorz Swirszcz, Valentin Dalibard, Jascha Sohl-Dickstein, Samuel S. Schoenholz

Using an extended and formalized version of the Q/C map analysis of Poole et al. (2016), along with Neural Tangent Kernel theory, we identify the main pathologies present in deep networks that prevent them from training fast and generalizing to unseen data, and show how these can be avoided by carefully controlling the "shape" of the network's initialization-time kernel function.

Reward is enough for convex MDPs

no code implementations NeurIPS 2021 Tom Zahavy, Brendan O'Donoghue, Guillaume Desjardins, Satinder Singh

Maximising a cumulative reward function that is Markov and stationary, i. e., defined over state-action pairs and independent of time, is sufficient to capture many kinds of goals in a Markov decision process (MDP).

Behavior Priors for Efficient Reinforcement Learning

no code implementations27 Oct 2020 Dhruva Tirumala, Alexandre Galashov, Hyeonwoo Noh, Leonard Hasenclever, Razvan Pascanu, Jonathan Schwarz, Guillaume Desjardins, Wojciech Marian Czarnecki, Arun Ahuja, Yee Whye Teh, Nicolas Heess

In this work we consider how information and architectural constraints can be combined with ideas from the probabilistic modeling literature to learn behavior priors that capture the common movement and interaction patterns that are shared across a set of related tasks or contexts.

Continuous Control Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning +2

Importance Weighted Policy Learning and Adaptation

no code implementations10 Sep 2020 Alexandre Galashov, Jakub Sygnowski, Guillaume Desjardins, Jan Humplik, Leonard Hasenclever, Rae Jeong, Yee Whye Teh, Nicolas Heess

The ability to exploit prior experience to solve novel problems rapidly is a hallmark of biological learning systems and of great practical importance for artificial ones.

Meta Reinforcement Learning reinforcement-learning

Understanding disentangling in $β$-VAE

21 code implementations10 Apr 2018 Christopher P. Burgess, Irina Higgins, Arka Pal, Loic Matthey, Nick Watters, Guillaume Desjardins, Alexander Lerchner

We present new intuitions and theoretical assessments of the emergence of disentangled representation in variational autoencoders.

Progressive Neural Networks

9 code implementations15 Jun 2016 Andrei A. Rusu, Neil C. Rabinowitz, Guillaume Desjardins, Hubert Soyer, James Kirkpatrick, Koray Kavukcuoglu, Razvan Pascanu, Raia Hadsell

Learning to solve complex sequences of tasks--while both leveraging transfer and avoiding catastrophic forgetting--remains a key obstacle to achieving human-level intelligence.

Continual Learning reinforcement-learning

Theano: A Python framework for fast computation of mathematical expressions

1 code implementation9 May 2016 The Theano Development Team, Rami Al-Rfou, Guillaume Alain, Amjad Almahairi, Christof Angermueller, Dzmitry Bahdanau, Nicolas Ballas, Frédéric Bastien, Justin Bayer, Anatoly Belikov, Alexander Belopolsky, Yoshua Bengio, Arnaud Bergeron, James Bergstra, Valentin Bisson, Josh Bleecher Snyder, Nicolas Bouchard, Nicolas Boulanger-Lewandowski, Xavier Bouthillier, Alexandre de Brébisson, Olivier Breuleux, Pierre-Luc Carrier, Kyunghyun Cho, Jan Chorowski, Paul Christiano, Tim Cooijmans, Marc-Alexandre Côté, Myriam Côté, Aaron Courville, Yann N. Dauphin, Olivier Delalleau, Julien Demouth, Guillaume Desjardins, Sander Dieleman, Laurent Dinh, Mélanie Ducoffe, Vincent Dumoulin, Samira Ebrahimi Kahou, Dumitru Erhan, Ziye Fan, Orhan Firat, Mathieu Germain, Xavier Glorot, Ian Goodfellow, Matt Graham, Caglar Gulcehre, Philippe Hamel, Iban Harlouchet, Jean-Philippe Heng, Balázs Hidasi, Sina Honari, Arjun Jain, Sébastien Jean, Kai Jia, Mikhail Korobov, Vivek Kulkarni, Alex Lamb, Pascal Lamblin, Eric Larsen, César Laurent, Sean Lee, Simon Lefrancois, Simon Lemieux, Nicholas Léonard, Zhouhan Lin, Jesse A. Livezey, Cory Lorenz, Jeremiah Lowin, Qianli Ma, Pierre-Antoine Manzagol, Olivier Mastropietro, Robert T. McGibbon, Roland Memisevic, Bart van Merriënboer, Vincent Michalski, Mehdi Mirza, Alberto Orlandi, Christopher Pal, Razvan Pascanu, Mohammad Pezeshki, Colin Raffel, Daniel Renshaw, Matthew Rocklin, Adriana Romero, Markus Roth, Peter Sadowski, John Salvatier, François Savard, Jan Schlüter, John Schulman, Gabriel Schwartz, Iulian Vlad Serban, Dmitriy Serdyuk, Samira Shabanian, Étienne Simon, Sigurd Spieckermann, S. Ramana Subramanyam, Jakub Sygnowski, Jérémie Tanguay, Gijs van Tulder, Joseph Turian, Sebastian Urban, Pascal Vincent, Francesco Visin, Harm de Vries, David Warde-Farley, Dustin J. Webb, Matthew Willson, Kelvin Xu, Lijun Xue, Li Yao, Saizheng Zhang, Ying Zhang

Since its introduction, it has been one of the most used CPU and GPU mathematical compilers - especially in the machine learning community - and has shown steady performance improvements.

Dimensionality Reduction General Classification

Policy Distillation

1 code implementation19 Nov 2015 Andrei A. Rusu, Sergio Gomez Colmenarejo, Caglar Gulcehre, Guillaume Desjardins, James Kirkpatrick, Razvan Pascanu, Volodymyr Mnih, Koray Kavukcuoglu, Raia Hadsell

Policies for complex visual tasks have been successfully learned with deep reinforcement learning, using an approach called deep Q-networks (DQN), but relatively large (task-specific) networks and extensive training are needed to achieve good performance.


Natural Neural Networks

1 code implementation NeurIPS 2015 Guillaume Desjardins, Karen Simonyan, Razvan Pascanu, Koray Kavukcuoglu

We introduce Natural Neural Networks, a novel family of algorithms that speed up convergence by adapting their internal representation during training to improve conditioning of the Fisher matrix.

online learning

Compress and Control

no code implementations19 Nov 2014 Joel Veness, Marc G. Bellemare, Marcus Hutter, Alvin Chua, Guillaume Desjardins

This paper describes a new information-theoretic policy evaluation technique for reinforcement learning.


Deep Tempering

no code implementations1 Oct 2014 Guillaume Desjardins, Heng Luo, Aaron Courville, Yoshua Bengio

Restricted Boltzmann Machines (RBMs) are one of the fundamental building blocks of deep learning.

Disentangling Factors of Variation via Generative Entangling

no code implementations19 Oct 2012 Guillaume Desjardins, Aaron Courville, Yoshua Bengio

Seen from a generative perspective, the multiplicative interactions emulates the entangling of factors of variation.

General Classification

On Tracking The Partition Function

no code implementations NeurIPS 2011 Guillaume Desjardins, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron C. Courville

In this paper, we exploit the gradient descent training procedure of restricted Boltzmann machines (a type of MRF) to {\bf track} the log partition function during learning.

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