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A hidden unit corresponds to the output of a single filter at a single particular x/y offset in the input volume.

A hidden unit refers to the components comprising the layers of processors between input and output units in a connectionist system.

The inputs feed into a layer of hidden units, which can feed into layers of more hidden units, which eventually feed into the output layer. Each of the hidden units is a squashed linear function of its inputs. Neural networks of this type can have as inputs any real numbers, and they have a real number as output.

A hidden layer in an artificial neural network is a layer in between input layers and output layers, where artificial neurons take in a set of weighted inputs and produce an output through an activation function.

Usually, each hidden layer contains the same number of neurons. The larger the number of hidden layers in a neural network, the longer it will take for the neural network to produce the output and the more complex problems the neural network can solve.

## What is epoch in neural network?

An epoch means training the neural network with all the training data for one cycle. In an epoch, we use all of the data exactly once. A forward pass and a backward pass together are counted as one pass: An epoch is made up of one or more batches, where we use a part of the dataset to train the neural network.

The Neural Network is constructed from 3 type of layers: Input layer — initial data for the neural network. Hidden layers — intermediate layer between input and output layer and place where all the computation is done. Output layer — produce the result for given inputs.

There is currently no theoretical reason to use neural networks with any more than two hidden layers. In fact, for many practical problems, there is no reason to use any more than one hidden layer.

There is a layer of input nodes, a layer of output nodes, and one or more intermediate layers. The interior layers are sometimes called “hidden layers” because they are not directly observable from the systems inputs and outputs.

Traditionally, neural networks only had three types of layers: hidden, input and output.

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Table: Determining the Number of Hidden Layers.

Num Hidden Layers | Result |
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2 | Can represent an arbitrary decision boundary to arbitrary accuracy with rational activation functions and can approximate any smooth mapping to any accuracy. |