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By Michael Dietz, Waya. A generative adversarial network GAN is composed of two separate networks - the generator and the discriminator. It poses the unsupervised learning problem as a game between the two.
This is also the case in reality: Motivating unsupervised learning "Adversarial training is the coolest thing since sliced bread. But unsupervised learning is how most learning is done in the real world.
Just think about how we learn to walk, talk, etc… While supervised learning has performed well on many tasks, unsupervised learning seems to be the key to real artificial intelligence. Some of these images could be of healthy skin, others of diseased skin, and everything in between.
Eventually the network would gain a very deep understanding of skin and all its intricacies. A specific use-case i. Since the model has already learned general, powerful representations of the most important information contained in images of skin, it should be able to quickly learn the new task of diagnosing skin cancer with a much smaller labelled dataset than if it was trained using only supervised methods.
GANs are one of the most promising areas of research in unsupervised learning and we will see that they are a simple, general approach to learning powerful representations from data.
Mathematically, we think about a dataset as samples from a true data distribution. This data could be anything: Takes some code i. The goal of the generator is to eventually output diverse data samples from the true data distribution. Takes a sample of data as input, and classifies it as real from the true data distribution or fake from the generator.
The goal of the discriminator is to be able to discriminate between real and generated images with high precision. In the process of training this network, both the generator and the discriminator learn powerful, hierarchical representations of the underlying data that can then transfer to a variety of specific tasks like classification, segmentation, etc… and use-cases.
The key here is that the discriminator is frozen not trainable in this step, but it's loss functions gradients are back-propagated through the combined network to the generator the generator updates its weights in the most ideal way possible based on these gradients 3.
For example, consider learning to play a song on guitar: Listen to the song — figuring out how to map it to the guitar step 1 in the training procedure abovetry to play the song — listening to what you play and paying attention to how it differs from the actual song step 2play the song again — trying to fix these differences step 3.
Highlighting one difference, the adversarial learning procedure that occurs in reality seems collaborative between the generator and discriminator, while the software implementation of GANs seems adversarial … a boxing match. Training a GAN — a boxing match between the generator and discriminator Creed is the discriminator, Rocky is the generator.
Ding… Ding… At first it might seem like the discriminator is the coach, and the generator is the boxer. But really they are both boxers. The real data is actually the coach. The thing here is that only the discriminator has direct access to the data. The discriminator is a boxer that learns from a coach the larger the real dataset, the more experienced the coach while the generator is a boxer who can only learn from his sparring partner the discriminator.
In step 1 of the training procedure above, the discriminator is trained for a round on the heavy bag by his coach. The coach critiques his technique and the discriminator adapts. In step 2, the discriminator watches a round of the generator shadowboxing, studying the generator and preparing accordingly for their upcoming round of sparring.
Now step 3, sparring! The discriminator hates sparring, and is so scared and nervous every time that he learns absolutely nothing from it. This process goes on for rounds and rounds until eventually the discriminator and generator are both well-rounded boxers ready to compete.
The coach has taught the discriminator every important detail of the game he knows, and the generator and discriminator have learned a lot from each other in their sparring wars.
There is a lot of information and research out there on what can go wrong:So start small and build from there. Whether you choose to seek competitive or collaborative advantage the key is to make a deliberate choice.
Just knowing that there is a choice puts you, already, ahead of the pack. One Response to Creating Collaborative Advantage. RonX says: July 8, at pm I must say you have very interesting.
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