Conference paper Open Access
Gallicchio, Claudio; Micheli, Alessio; Silvestri, Luca
Artificial Recurrent Neural Networks are a powerful information processing abstraction, and Reservoir Computing provides an efficient strategy to build robust implementations by projecting external inputs into high dimensional dynamical system trajectories. In this paper, we propose an extension of the original approach, a local unsupervised learning mechanism we call Phase Transition Adaptation, designed to drive the system dynamics towards the `edge of stability'. Here, the complex behavior exhibited by the system elicits an enhancement in its overall computational capacity. We show experimentally that our approach consistently achieves its purpose over several datasets.