Next-Generation data-efficient deep learning

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FCAI research program Next-generation data-efficient deep learning contributes to research objective Data efficiency (objective I) by developing methods which harness the power of deep learning while achieving good results with less training data and in particular less human supervision. These methods include semi-supervised learning, few-shot learning for making use of auxiliary sources of training data, and learning models that can be reliably used in simulator-based inference.

The research in Next-generation data-efficient deep learning aims to create one of the first AI systems capable of limited analogue reasoning. New insights will be brought by using simulation techniques to deep learning techniques, such as generative adversarial learning (GAN) and variational autoencoders (VAE) through their connections to Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC). This will enable applying deep neural networks in industrial process optimization, enhanced perception in autonomous driving, or novel human-computer interaction.

Coordination: Harri Valpola – harri at, Alexander Ilin – alexander.ilin at


The groups of following professors already take part in the research program Next-generation data-efficient deep learning. The list is currently under construction. If your group is already involved and needs listing here, please contact the program coordinator.