The surprising success of learning with deep neural networks poses two fundamental challenges: understanding why these networks work so well and what this success tells us about the nature of intelligence and our biological brain. Our recent Information Theory of Deep Learning shows that large deep networks achieve the optimal tradeoff between training size and accuracy, and that this optimality is achieved through the noise in the learning process. In this talk, I will mainly address the relevance of these findings to the nature of intelligence and the human brain.

Time: 11:45 - 12:30
Track: Track 1
Speaker: Naftali Tishby