Overcoming the Static Learning Bottleneck - the Need for Adaptive Neural Learning - Craig Vineyard: 2016 International Conference on Rebooting Computing
Amidst the rising impact of machine learning and the popularity of deep neural networks, learning theory is not a solved problem. With the emergence of neuromorphic computing as a means of addressing the von Neumann bottleneck, it is not simply a matter of employing existing algorithms on new hardware technology, but rather richer theory is needed to guide advances. In particular, there is a need for a richer understanding of the role of adaptivity in neural learning to provide a foundation upon which architectures and devices may be built. Modern machine learning algorithms lack adaptive learning, in that they are dominated by a costly training phase after which they no longer learn. The brain on the other hand is continuously learning and provides a basis for which new mathematical theories may be developed to greatly enrich the computational capabilities of learning systems. Game theory provides one alternative mathematical perspective analyzing strategic interactions and as such is well suited to learning theory.
Craig Vineyard delivers a talk on adaptive neural learning, at ICRC 2016.