Using Skip connections for the fully connected layer

I am new to the course &I completed till lesson 4.

When I used the learn.summary, it has showed two FC layers connected one after the other till the output sofmax. I am wondering if we could do a skip connection even for the FC layers. Doing so can we increase the number of FC layers & get accuracy gains?

If anyone has any experiments done with adding more FC layers or FC layers with skip connections it would be really helpful to know your experience.

It’s definitely possible to use skip connection with FC layers. However it will be useful only if your network has lots of layers. With only a few layers, the gardients flow well enough and the skip connections don’t really make a difference.
You may want to read
they use FC with skip connections.

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@marcemile thanks for sharing this. It is helpful…:slight_smile: