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Biologically Plausible Neural Networks for Reservoir Computing Solutions
  • Catherine Mia Schöfmann,
  • Maria Fasli,
  • Michael Barros
Catherine Mia Schöfmann
Maria Fasli
Michael Barros

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While deep learning and backpropagation continue to dominate the field of machine learning in terms of benchmarks and versatility, recent neuroscientific advances shed light on more biologically plausible approaches. Spiking neural networks (SNNs), modelled after action potential dynamics, offer inherent time sensitivity and more efficiency in terms of performance to complexity. While investigating paradigms to support such alternatives, we attempt to answer whether reservoir computing can benefit from a spiking network based implementation with elements of biologically realistic models. This is done by varying both hyperparameters and reservoir generation approaches and comparing implementations to spot potential improvements. We demonstrate how customized training of SNNs can result in competitive performance levels at lower operational complexity and be readily applied to other paradigms, such as the development of reservoir dynamics.
07 Mar 2024Submitted to TechRxiv
13 Mar 2024Published in TechRxiv