NeurIPS 2020

Online Structured Meta-learning

Meta Review

This paper convinced the reviewers that the modular approach to meta-learning proposed therein outperforms rivals in a series of experiments. There were concerns about novelty, as the approach can be seen as a combination of prior approaches, but honestly I don't see why this should be seen as a negative. It is not the duty of scientific progress to surprise us with regard to the sources from where it is drawn. If combining existing approaches exploits synergies and complementarities, then a paper demonstrating the empirical success of such a combination is worth sharing with the community. Accept.