In most CNN guides max pooling is explained and it is just mentioned that also average pooling exists. Why is max pooling preferred over average pooling? Average (or even median) seems to make more sense to me?

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    $\begingroup$ Look up translation invariance $\endgroup$
    – Firebug
    Nov 8, 2022 at 8:46
  • $\begingroup$ @Firebug , sorry I don't get the connection ... What does taking the maximum value have to do with rotations? stats.stackexchange.com/questions/208936/… $\endgroup$
    – lordy
    Nov 9, 2022 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ It does not have anything to do with rotations specifically. I mentioned translation invariance $\endgroup$
    – Firebug
    Nov 11, 2022 at 10:24


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