Questions tagged [residual-networks]

For questions related to residual networks (ResNets), introduced in "Deep Residual Learning for Image Recognition" (2015) by Kaiming He et al. and that won the first place at "Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2015" (ILSVRC2015).

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Why do ResNets avoid the vanishing gradient problem?

I read that, if we use the sigmoid or hyperbolic tangent activation functions in deep neural networks, we can have some problems with the vanishing of the gradient, and this is visible by the shapes ...
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If vanishing gradients are NOT the problem that ResNets solve, then what is the explanation behind ResNet success?

I often see blog posts or questions on here starting with the premise that ResNets solve the vanishing gradient problem. The original 2015 paper contains the following passage in section 4.1: We ...