Asst Prof @ UMaine Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning

KAN Kolmogorov-Arnold Networks A review

On Apr 30, 2024, Komogorov-Arnold Networks paper appears on ArXiV and by May 7th, I have heard about this paper from multiple students, from whom I do not hear about new papers. It must be special, I thought. I decided to take a look. I make 4 major critques of the paper

  1. MLPs have learnable activation functions as well
  2. The content of the paper does not justify the name, Kolmogorov-Arnold networks (KANs).
  3. KANs are MLPs with spline-basis as the activation function.
  4. KANs do not beat the curse of dimensionality. Link to the review, PDF.