[Jul 24th 2019] LabMeeting: On the Role of Time in Learning

Alessandro Betti (DIISM, University of Siena)

Jul 24, 2019 – 11:00 AM
DIISM, Artificial Intelligence laboratory (room 201), Siena SI

By and large the process of learning concepts that are embedded in time is regarded as quite a mature research topic. Hidden Markov models, recurrent neural networks are, amongst others, successful approaches to learning from temporal data. In this paper, we claim that the dominant approach minimizing appropriate risk functions defined over time by classic stochastic gradient might miss the deep interpretation of time given in other fields like physics. We show that a recent reformulation of learning according to the principle of Least Cognitive Action is better suited whenever time is involved in learning. The principle gives rise to a learning process that is driven by differential equations, that can somehow descrive the process within the same framework as other laws of nature.

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