Uncertainty in Neural Relational Inference Trajectory Reconstruction

ICML 2020

Uncertainty in Neural Relational Inference Trajectory Reconstruction

Jul 12, 2020
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Neural networks used for multi-interaction trajectory reconstruction lack the ability to estimate the uncertainty in their outputs, which would be useful to better analyse and understand the systems they model. In this paper we extend the Factorised Neural Relational Inference model to output both a mean and a standard deviation for each component of the phase space vector, which together with an appropriate loss function, can account for uncertainty. A variety of loss functions are investigated including ideas from convexification and a Bayesian treatment of the problem. We show that the physical meaning of the variables is important when considering the uncertainty and demonstrate the existence of pathological local minima that are difficult to avoid during training. Speakers: Ben Day, Pietro Lió, Vasileios Karavias

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