# Understanding deep learning (still) requires rethinking generalization

@article{Zhang2021UnderstandingDL, title={Understanding deep learning (still) requires rethinking generalization}, author={Chiyuan Zhang and Samy Bengio and Moritz Hardt and Benjamin Recht and Oriol Vinyals}, journal={Communications of the ACM}, year={2021}, volume={64}, pages={107 - 115} }

Despite their massive size, successful deep artificial neural networks can exhibit a remarkably small gap between training and test performance. Conventional wisdom attributes small generalization error either to properties of the model family or to the regularization techniques used during training. Through extensive systematic experiments, we show how these traditional approaches fail to explain why large neural networks generalize well in practice. Specifically, our experiments establish…

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