This paper was accepted on the workshop “Self-Supervised Studying – Principle and Observe” at NeurIPS 2022.
Self-supervised illustration studying (SSL) strategies present an efficient label-free preliminary situation for fine-tuning downstream duties. Nonetheless, in quite a few reasonable eventualities, the downstream process may be biased with respect to the goal label distribution. This in flip strikes the realized fine-tuned mannequin posterior away from the preliminary (label) bias-free self-supervised mannequin posterior. On this work, we re-interpret SSL fine-tuning beneath the lens of Bayesian continuous studying and contemplate regularization via the Elastic Weight Consolidation (EWC) framework. We show that self-regularization in opposition to an preliminary SSL spine improves worst sub-group efficiency in Waterbirds by 5% and Celeb-A by 2% when utilizing the ViT-B/16 structure. Moreover, to assist simplify using EWC with SSL, we pre-compute and publicly launch the Fisher Data Matrix (FIM), evaluated with 10,000 ImageNet-1K variates evaluated on giant fashionable SSL architectures together with ViT-B/16 and ResNet50 skilled with DINO.
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