Abstract: ….We introduce SISA training, a framework that decreases the number of model parameters affected by an unlearning request and caches intermediate outputs of the training algorithm to limit the number of model updates that need to be computed to have these parameters unlearn. This framework reduces the computational overhead associated with unlearning, even in the worst-case setting where unlearning requests are made uniformly across the training set. In some cases, we may have a prior on the distribution of unlearning requests that will be issued by users....We also validate how knowledge of the unlearning distribution provides further improvements in retraining time by simulating a scenario where we model unlearning requests that come from users of a commercial product that is available in countries with varying sensitivity to privacy....
Capsule Routing via Variational Bayes
Abstract: …. In this paper, we propose a new capsule routing algorithm derived from Variational Bayes for fitting a mixture of transforming gaussians, and show it is possible transform our capsule network into a Capsule-VAE. Our Bayesian approach addresses some of the inherent weaknesses of MLE based models such as the variance-collapse by modelling uncertainty over capsule pose parameters. We outperform the state-of-the-art on smallNORB using 50% fewer capsules than previously reported, achieve competitive performances on CIFAR-10, Fashion-MNIST, SVHN, and demonstrate significant improvement in MNIST to affNIST generalisation over previous works.