NeurIPS 2020

Is normalization indispensable for training deep neural network?

Meta Review

All four knowledgeable reviewers support acceptance. In particular, the reviewers found that the analysis was correct and the empirical evidence impressive. Therefore, I recommend accept. I recommend that the authors cite these earlier papers which propose a related scaling: Balduzzi, D., Frean, M., Leary, L., Lewis, J.P., Ma, K.W.D. and McWilliams, B., 2017. The shattered gradients problem: If resnets are the answer, then what is the question?. arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.08591. Gehring, J., Auli, M., Grangier, D., Yarats, D. and Dauphin, Y.N., 2017. Convolutional sequence to sequence learning. arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.03122.