r/MachineLearning - [D] Are we renaming Unsupervised Learning to Self-Supervised Learning?

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Self-supervised learning uses way more supervisory signals than supervised learning, and enormously more than reinforcement learning. That's why calling it "unsupervised" is totally misleading. That's also why more knowledge about the structure of the world can be learned through self-supervised learning than from the other two paradigms: the data is unlimited, and amount of feedback provided by each example is huge.


Theoretical Comparisons of Positive-Unlabeled Learning against Positive-Negative Learning

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In PU learning, a binary classifier is trained from positive (P) and unlabeled (U) data without negative (N) data. Although N data is missing, it sometimes outperforms PN learning (i.e., ordinary supervised learning). Hitherto, neither theoretical nor experimental analysis has been given to explain this phenomenon. In this paper, we theoretically compare PU (and NU) learning against PN learning based on the upper bounds on estimation errors. We find simple conditions when PU and NU learning are likely to outperform PN learning, and we prove that, in terms of the upper bounds, either PU or NU learning (depending on the class-prior probability and the sizes of P and N data) given infinite U data will improve on PN learning.


A Comprehensive Learning Path for Deep Learning in 2020

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What a time to be working in the deep learning space! Deep learning is ubiquitous right now. From the top research labs in the world to startups looking to design solutions, deep learning is at the heart of the current technological revolution. We are living in a deep learning wonderland! Whether it's Computer Vision applications or breakthroughs in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP), organizations are looking for a piece of the deep learning pie.



Machine learning concepts: styles of machine learning

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This is the first in a series of posts about machine learning concepts, where we'll cover everything from learning styles to new dimensions in machine learning research. What makes machine learning so successful? The answer lies in the core concept of machine learning: a machine can learn from examples and experience. Before machine learning, machines were programmed with specific instructions and had no need to learn on their own. A machine (without machine learning) is born knowing exactly what it's supposed to do and how to do it, like a robot arm on an assembly line.