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When is Memorization of Irrelevant Training Data Necessary for High-Accuracy Learning?

  title={When is Memorization of Irrelevant Training Data Necessary for High-Accuracy Learning?},
  author={G. Brown and M. Bun and V. Feldman and A. Smith and Kunal Talwar},
  • G. Brown, M. Bun, +2 authors Kunal Talwar
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • Modern machine learning models are complex and frequently encode surprising amounts of information about individual inputs. In extreme cases, complex models appear to memorize entire input examples, including seemingly irrelevant information (social security numbers from text, for example). In this paper, we aim to understand whether this sort of memorization is necessary for accurate learning. We describe natural prediction problems in which every sufficiently accurate training algorithm must… CONTINUE READING
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