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tf.keras.layers.Dense

Just your regular densely-connected NN layer.

Inherits From: Layer, Module

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Dense implements the operation: output = activation(dot(input, kernel) + bias) where activation is the element-wise activation function passed as the activation argument, kernel is a weights matrix created by the layer, and bias is a bias vector created by the layer (only applicable if use_bias is True). These are all attributes of Dense.

Besides, layer attributes cannot be modified after the layer has been called once (except the trainable attribute). When a popular kwarg input_shape is passed, then keras will create an input layer to insert before the current layer. This can be treated equivalent to explicitly defining an InputLayer.

Example:

# Create a `Sequential` model and add a Dense layer as the first layer.
model = tf.keras.models.Sequential()
model.add(tf.keras.Input(shape=(16,)))
model.add(tf.keras.layers.Dense(32, activation='relu'))
# Now the model will take as input arrays of shape (None, 16)
# and output arrays of shape (None, 32).
# Note that after the first layer, you don't need to specify
# the size of the input anymore:
model.add(tf.keras.layers.Dense(32))
model.output_shape
(None, 32)