Democratic Reinforcement: Learning via Self-Organization

Дата и время публикации : 1996-01-23T23:05:51Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Dimitris Stassinopoulos (BNL)
Per Bak (BNL)

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Коментарии к cтатье: 9 pages (TeX), 3 figures supllied on request
Первичная категория: cond-mat

Все категории : cond-mat, q-bio

Краткий обзор статьи: The problem of learning in the absence of external intelligence is discussed in the context of a simple model. The model consists of a set of randomly connected, or layered integrate-and fire neurons. Inputs to and outputs from the environment are connected randomly to subsets of neurons. The connections between firing neurons are strengthened or weakened according to whether the action is successful or not. The model departs from the traditional gradient-descent based approaches to learning by operating at a highly susceptible “critical” state, with low activity and sparse connections between firing neurons. Quantitative studies on the performance of our model in a simple association task show that by tuning our system close to this critical state we can obtain dramatic gains in performance.

Category: Physics