Video : Derivative of the Sigmoid Activation function

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Video : Derivative of the Sigmoid Activation function

The sigmoid activation function is a widely used function in Deep Learning which essentially squashes values between zero and one & is represented as follows.

Its derivative has advantageous properties, which is why it is widely used in neural networks.

The derivative of the sigmoid function looks something like this :

In this video, I’ll walk through each step of the derivation and discuss why people generally use the above mentioned form of the derivative instead of any other form.

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