Knowledge Transfer in Deep Convolutional Neural Nets

Steven Gutstein, Olac Fuentes, Eric Freudenthal

Knowledge transfer is widely held to be a primary mechanism that enables humans to quickly learn new complex concepts when given only small training sets. In this paper, we apply knowledge transfer to deep convolutional neural nets, which we argue are particularly well suited for knowledge transfer. Our initial results demonstrate that components of a trained deep convolutional neural net can constructively transfer information to another such net. Furthermore, this transfer is completed in such a way that one can envision creating a net that could learn new concepts throughout its lifetime.

Subjects: 14. Neural Networks; 19. Vision

Submitted: Feb 9, 2007


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