Sun Dec 8th through Sat the 14th, 2019 at Vancouver Convention Center
The paper formulates semi-supervised learning as a 3 player game among a generator, a classifier, and a discriminator. The generator and discriminator compete to train realistic examples, as in usual GANs, and the key new idea is that the classifier tries to maximize the margin of real examples and minimize the margin of fake examples. The method both improves predictive performance and greatly reduces training time. The reviewers agree that it is a significant contribution.