On Variational Bounds of Mutual Information

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Poole, Ben; Ozair, Sherjil; Oord, Aaron van den; Alemi, Alexander A.; Tucker, George;
(2019)
  • Subject: Statistics - Machine Learning | Computer Science - Machine Learning

Estimating and optimizing Mutual Information (MI) is core to many problems in machine learning; however, bounding MI in high dimensions is challenging. To establish tractable and scalable objectives, recent work has turned to variational bounds parameterized by neural n... View more
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