Lower dimensional kernels for video discriminators

Emmanuel Kahembwe, Subramanian Ramamoorthy

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This work presents an analysis of the discriminators used in Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for Video. We show that unconstrained video discriminator architectures induce a loss surface with high curvature which make optimization difficult. We also show that this curvature becomes more extreme as the maximal kernel dimension of video discriminators increases. With these observations in hand, we propose a methodology for the design of a family of efficient Lower-Dimensional Video Discriminators for GANs (LDVD-GANs). The proposed methodology improves the performance and efficiency of video GAN models it is applied to and demonstrates good performance on complex and diverse datasets such as UCF-101. In particular, we show that LDVDs can double the performance of Temporal-GANs and provide for state-of-the-art performance on a single GPU using the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)506-520
Number of pages15
JournalNeural Networks
Early online date26 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Discriminator analysis
  • Generative Adversarial Networks
  • Video generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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