Language-Goal Imagination to Foster Creative Exploration in Deep RLDownload PDF

Jun 12, 2020 (edited Jul 17, 2020)ICML 2020 Workshop LaReL Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
  • Abstract: Developmental machine learning studies how artificial agents can model the way children learn open-ended repertoires of skills. Children are known to use language and its compositionality as a tool to imagine descriptions of outcomes they never experienced before and target them as goals during play. We introduce IMAGINE, an intrinsically motivated deep RL architecture that models this ability. Such imaginative agents, like children, benefit from the guidance of a social peer who provides language descriptions. To take advantage of goal imagination, agents must be able to leverage these descriptions to interpret their imagined goals. This generalization is made possible by modularity: a decomposition between learned goal-achievement reward function and policy relying on deep sets, gated attention and object-centered representations. We introduce the Playground environment and study how this form of goal imagination improves generalization and exploration over agents lacking this capacity.
  • TL;DR: This paper introduces Goal Imagination using language compositionality to drive exploration of intrisically motivated agents.
  • Keywords: Exporation, Natural Language, Reinforcement Learning, Deep Learning
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