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Hands-On Meta Learning with Python

By : Sudharsan Ravichandiran
Book Image

Hands-On Meta Learning with Python

By: Sudharsan Ravichandiran

Overview of this book

Meta learning is an exciting research trend in machine learning, which enables a model to understand the learning process. Unlike other ML paradigms, with meta learning you can learn from small datasets faster. Hands-On Meta Learning with Python starts by explaining the fundamentals of meta learning and helps you understand the concept of learning to learn. You will delve into various one-shot learning algorithms, like siamese, prototypical, relation and memory-augmented networks by implementing them in TensorFlow and Keras. As you make your way through the book, you will dive into state-of-the-art meta learning algorithms such as MAML, Reptile, and CAML. You will then explore how to learn quickly with Meta-SGD and discover how you can perform unsupervised learning using meta learning with CACTUs. In the concluding chapters, you will work through recent trends in meta learning such as adversarial meta learning, task agnostic meta learning, and meta imitation learning. By the end of this book, you will be familiar with state-of-the-art meta learning algorithms and able to enable human-like cognition for your machine learning models.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Prototypical networks

Prototypical networks are yet another simple, efficient, few shot learning algorithm. Like siamese networks, a prototypical network tries to learn the metric space to perform classification. The basic idea of prototypical networks is to create a prototypical representation of each class and classify a query point (that is, a new point) based on the distance between the class prototype and the query point.

Let's say we have a support set comprising images of lions, elephants, and dogs, as shown in the following diagram:

So, we have three classes: {lion, elephant, dog}. Now we need to create a prototypical representation for each of these three class. How can we build the prototype of these three classes? First, we will learn the embeddings of each data point using an embedding function. The embedding function,

, can be any function that can be used to extract features. Since our input is an image, we can use the convolutional network as our embedding function, which will...