A critique of pure learning and what artificial neural networks can learn from animal brains

Development of artificial neural networks should leverage the insight that much of animal behavior is innate as a result of wiring rules encoded in the genome, learned through billions of years of evolution.

Entity Abstraction in Visual Model-Based Reinforcement Learning

The Object-centric perception, prediction, and planning (OP3) framework demonstrates strong generalization to novel configurations in block stacking tasks by symmetrically processing entity representations extracted from raw visual observations.

Control What You Can: Intrinsically Motivated Task-Planning Agent

The Control What You Can (CWYC) method learns to control components of the environment to achieve multi-step goals by combining task planning with surprise and learning progress based intrinsic motivation.

Challenging Common Assumptions in the Unsupervised Learning of Disentangled Representations

A large scale, comprehensive study challenges various assumptions in learning disentangled representations, which motivates demonstrating concrete benefits in robust experimental setups in future work.

Compositional Video Prediction

Novel method for video prediction from a single frame by decomposing the scene into entities with location and appearance features, capturing ambiguities with a global latent variable.