Imposing Gaussian Pre-Activations in a Neural Network

  title={Imposing Gaussian Pre-Activations in a Neural Network},
  author={Pierre Wolinski and Julyan Arbel},
The goal of the present work is to propose a way to modify both the initialization distribution of the weights of a neural network and its activation function, such that all pre-activations are Gaussian. We propose a family of pairs initial-ization/activation, where the activation functions span a continuum from bounded functions (such as Heaviside or tanh) to the identity function. This work is motivated by the contradiction between existing works dealing with Gaussian pre-activations: on one… 

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