# AI News, Hyperopt tutorial for Optimizing Neural Networks’ Hyperparameters

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## Hyperopt tutorial for Optimizing Neural Networks’ Hyperparameters

It is hence a good method for meta-optimizing a neural network which is itself an optimisation problem: tuning a neural network uses gradient descent methods, and tuning the hyperparameters needs to be done differently since gradient descent can’t apply.

Therefore, Hyperopt can be useful not only for tuning hyperparameters such as the learning rate, but also to tune more fancy parameters in a flexible way, such as changing the number of layers of certain types, or the number of neurons in a layer, or even the type of layer to use at a certain place in the network given an array of choices, each with nested tunable hyperparameters.

- On Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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