Improved Denoising Diffusion Probabilistic ModelsDownload PDF

28 Sep 2020 (modified: 14 Jan 2021)ICLR 2021 Conference Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Keywords: neural networks, generative models, log-likelihood, diffusion models, denoising diffusion probabilistic models, image generation
  • Abstract: We explore denoising diffusion probabilistic models, a class of generative models which have recently been shown to produce excellent samples in the image and audio domains. While these models produce excellent samples, it has yet to be shown that they can achieve competitive log-likelihoods. We show that, with several small modifications, diffusion models can achieve competitive log-likelihoods in the image domain while maintaining high sample quality. Additionally, our models allow for sampling with an order of magnitude fewer diffusion steps with only a modest difference in sample quality. Finally, we explore how sample quality and log-likelihood scale with the number of diffusion steps and the amount of model capacity. We conclude that denoising diffusion probabilistic models are a promising class of generative models with excellent scaling properties and sample quality.
  • One-sentence Summary: We show that denoising diffusion probabilistic models can achieve competitive log-likelihoods and efficient sampling.
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