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Representation Learning via Invariant Causal Mechanisms

@article{Mitrovic2021RepresentationLV,
  title={Representation Learning via Invariant Causal Mechanisms},
  author={Jovana Mitrovic and Brian McWilliams and Jacob Walker and Lars Buesing and Charles Blundell},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2010.07922}
}
Self-supervised learning has emerged as a strategy to reduce the reliance on costly supervised signal by pretraining representations only using unlabeled data. These methods combine heuristic proxy classification tasks with data augmentations and have achieved significant success, but our theoretical understanding of this success remains limited. In this paper we analyze self-supervised representation learning using a causal framework. We show how data augmentations can be more effectively… 

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