Continuous time methods for machine learning
ICML 2022 Workshop
The aim of the workshop is to facilitate discussions on the importance of continuous time systems in machine learning.
We encourage discussions on how various fields in machine learning (including architectures, generative models, optimisation) can benefit for further integration with dynamical systems, and what applications of machine learning can benefit of such improvements (such as climate).
In machine learning, discrete time approaches such as gradient descent algorithms and discrete building layers for neural architectures have traditionally dominated. Recently, we have seen that by bridging these discrete systems with their continuous counterparts we can not only develop new insights but we can construct novel and competitive ML approaches. By leveraging time, we can tap into the centuries of research such as dynamical systems, numerical integration and differential equations, and continue enhancing what is possible in ML.
to disseminate knowledge about the use of continuous time methods in ML;
to create a discussion forum and create a vibrant community around the topic;
to provide a preview of what dynamical system methods might further bring to ML;
to find the biggest hurdles in using continuous time systems in ML and steps to alleviate them;
to showcase how continuous time methods can enable ML to have large impact in certain application domains, such as climate prediction and physical sciences.
We would like to thank the reviewers who generously lent their time and expertise to review papers:
Clara Lucía Galimberti
Michael N. Arbel