Collaborating Authors

Unsupervised or Indirectly Supervised Learning

Elucidating ecological complexity: Unsupervised learning determines global marine eco-provinces


An unsupervised learning method is presented for determining global marine ecological provinces (eco-provinces) from plankton community structure and nutrient flux data. The systematic aggregated eco-province (SAGE) method identifies eco-provinces within a highly nonlinear ecosystem model. To accommodate the non-Gaussian covariance of the data, SAGE uses t-stochastic neighbor embedding (t-SNE) to reduce dimensionality. Over a hundred eco-provinces are identified with the density-based spatial clustering of applications with noise (DBSCAN) algorithm. Using a connectivity graph with ecological dissimilarity as the distance metric, robust aggregated eco-provinces (AEPs) are objectively defined by nesting the eco-provinces. Using the AEPs, the control of nutrient supply rates on community structure is explored. Eco-provinces and AEPs are unique and aid model interpretation. They could facilitate model intercomparison and potentially improve understanding and monitoring of marine ecosystems.

Unsupervised Learning Explained (+ Clustering, Manifold Learning, ...)


This video was made possible by Brilliant. Be one of the first 200 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your premium subscription with! In the last video in this series, we started on a quest to clear up the misconceptions between artificial intelligence and machine learning, beginning with discussing supervised learning, an essential foundational building block in understanding the modern field of machine learning. The focus of this video then will continue right were the last one left off, so sit back, relax and join me once again in an exploration into the field of machine learning - more specifically, unsupervised learning! Thank You To The Patron(s) Who Supported This Video Wyldn Pearson Garry Ttocsra Brian Schroeder Learn More About Us Here

The Math Behind Generative Adversarial Networks Clearly Explained!


Sign in to report inappropriate content. GAN is considered as one of the greatest breakthroughs in the field of Artificial Intelligence. In this video, I've tried my best to explain the core concepts of GANs.

How to tell if your model is over-fit using unlabeled data


In many settings, unlabeled data is plentiful (think images, text, etc), while sufficient labeled data for supervised learning might be harder to obtain. In these situations, it can be difficult to determine how well the model will generalize. Most methods for assessing model performance rely on labeled data alone, e.g. Without enough labeled data these can be unreliable. Is there anything more we can learn about the model's ability to generalize from unlabeled data? In this article, I demonstrate how unlabeled data can frequently be used to bound test loss.

Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) & Bayesian Networks


Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) software is software for producing forgeries and imitations of data (aka synthetic data, fake data). Human beings have been making fakes, with good or evil intent, of almost everything they possibly can, since the beginning of the human race. Thus, perhaps not too surprisingly, GAN software has been widely used since it was first proposed in this amazingly recent 2014 paper. To gauge how widely GAN software has been used so far, see, for example, this 2019 article entitled "18 Impressive Applications of Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)" Sounds (voices, music,...), Images (realistic pictures, paintings, drawings, handwriting, ...), Text,etc. The forgeries can be tweaked so that they range from being very similar to the originals, to being whimsical exaggerations thereof.

GAN Papers to Read in 2020


Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are one of the most innovative ideas proposed in this decade. At its core, GANs are an unsupervised model for generating new elements from a set of similar elements. For instance, to produce original face pictures given a collection of face images or create new tunes out of preexisting melodies. GANs have found applications for image, text, and sound generation, being at the core of technologies such as AI music, deep fakes, and content-aware image editing. Besides pure generation, GANs have also been applied to transforming images from one domain to another and as a means for style transfer.

The Basics of Machine Learning


If you read all those books and looked a little bit around the internet you would probably be able to know what is machine learning but for me, I like the Arthur Samuel definition: " A field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed", In summary, machine learning is a sub-field of artificial intelligence, where we design systems that can learn from a provided data by training it. There are 4 types of machine learning but two of them are the most used, Supervised, and unsupervised learning. It is basically when you know the output so working with a set of labeled data, let's say a classic example is to classify email messages into spam and non-spam you basically feed the algorithm with the input and the output and based on it the algorithm would eventually predict a class out of a never seen data based on experience. Supervised machine learning includes two major processes: classification and regression. On the other hand, you have unsupervised learning, in which you let the algorithm learn on its own, formally let the algorithm find a hidden pattern in a load of data, there is no right or wrong answer, you are just training it and looking for the patterns it generates.

Google Brain's SimCLRv2 Achieves New SOTA in Semi-Supervised Learning


Following on the February release of its contrastive learning framework SimCLR, the same team of Google Brain researchers guided by Turing Award honouree Dr. Geoffrey Hinton has presented SimCLRv2, an upgraded approach that boosts the SOTA results by 21.6 percent. The updated framework takes the "unsupervised pretrain, supervised fine-tune" paradigm popular in natural language processing and applies it to image recognition. Unlabelled data is learned in a task-agnostic way in the pretraining phase, which means the model has no prior classification knowledge. The researchers find that using a deep and wide neural network can be more label-efficient and greatly improve accuracy. Unlike SimCLR, whose largest model is ResNet-50, SimCLRv2's largest model is a 152-layer ResNet, which is three times wider in channels and selective kernels.

Processing Unlabeled Data in Machine Learning


When I talk about human labeling tasks, I am referring to business processes where humans are completing a SL problem. This can be content moderation on images in media companies (e.g., deciding between "safe for publishing" and "not safe for publishing"), routing incoming emails and documents through the organization ("department 1", "department 2", …), or extracting information from incoming PDF orders ("name", "IBAN", ...). With many of them, there is often a human-only process in place today, which could benefit from automation. Ideally, you don't try to shoot for a 1-to-1 replacement, but you start automating the obvious cases using algorithms and leave the rest to the human. At my company Luminovo, we have been thinking a lot about how to structure an ML system that truly lives up to the promise of continuous learning when used to automate a human-only SL process step-by-step.