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MINE: Mutual Information Neural Estimation
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MINE: Mutual Information Neural Estimation

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Sherwin Chen

Originally published on Towards AI.

Estimating mutual information using arbitrary neural networks through MINE


Mutual information, also known as information gain, has been successfully used in the context of deep learning(which we will see soon) and deep reinforcement learning(e.g., VIME, EMI) to measure/enhance the coupling between two representations. In this article, we discuss in detail a neural estimator named MINE(Mutual Information Neural Estimation), published by Mohamed Ishmael Belghazi et al. in ICML 2018, that allows us to directly estimate the mutual information.

This article is comprised of three parts: We first introduce the concept of mutual information, building some intuition for a better understanding of what we are dealing with. Then we present the… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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