Beneficial Effect of Combined Replay for Continual Learning

M. Solinas, S. Rousset, R. Cohendet, Y. Bourrier, M. Mainsant, A. Molnos, M. Reyboz, M. Mermillod

Abstract

While deep learning has yielded remarkable results in a wide range of applications, artificial neural networks suffer from catastrophic forgetting of old knowledge as new knowledge is learned. Rehearsal methods overcome catastrophic forgetting by replaying an amount of previously learned data stored in dedicated memory buffers. Alternatively, pseudo-rehearsal methods generate pseudo-samples to emulate the previously learned data, thus alleviating the need for dedicated buffers. Unfortunately, up to now, these methods have shown limited accuracy. In this work, we combine these two approaches and employ the data stored in tiny memory buffers as seeds to enhance the pseudo-sample generation process. We then show that pseudo-rehearsal can improve performance versus rehearsal methods for small buffer sizes. This is due to an improvement in the retrieval process of previously learned information. Our combined replay approach consists of a hybrid architecture that generates pseudo-samples through a reinjection sampling procedure (i.e. iterative sampling). The generated pseudo-samples are then interlaced with the new data to acquire new knowledge without forgetting the previous one. We evaluate our method extensively on the MNIST, CIFAR-10 and CIFAR-100 image classification datasets, and present state-of-the-art performance using tiny memory buffers.

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Solinas M., Rousset S., Cohendet R., Bourrier Y., Mainsant M., Molnos A., Reyboz M. and Mermillod M. (2021). Beneficial Effect of Combined Replay for Continual Learning.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-484-8, pages 205-217. DOI: 10.5220/0010251202050217


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart21,
author={M. Solinas and S. Rousset and R. Cohendet and Y. Bourrier and M. Mainsant and A. Molnos and M. Reyboz and M. Mermillod},
title={Beneficial Effect of Combined Replay for Continual Learning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2021},
pages={205-217},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010251202050217},
isbn={978-989-758-484-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - Beneficial Effect of Combined Replay for Continual Learning
SN - 978-989-758-484-8
AU - Solinas M.
AU - Rousset S.
AU - Cohendet R.
AU - Bourrier Y.
AU - Mainsant M.
AU - Molnos A.
AU - Reyboz M.
AU - Mermillod M.
PY - 2021
SP - 205
EP - 217
DO - 10.5220/0010251202050217