NeurIPS 2020

Factorized Neural Processes for Neural Processes: K-Shot Prediction of Neural Responses

Meta Review

The authors develop factorized neural processes to quickly adapt to novel neural spiking data in the few-shot regime. Reviewers agreed that this approach was novel, compelling and the application and extension of neural processes interesting. Some reviewers found that the paper could be clearer and one reviewer questioned whether the approach would generalize beyond the typical responses seen in the V1. In discussion, one reviewer raised possible positive ethical implications of this work - by requiring less neural spiking data it could mitigate suffering among the trial subjects. All-in-all the reviewers found that the paper would be interesting to the community and recommended acceptance.