tf.keras.losses.Loss

Loss base class.

Used in the notebooks

Used in the guide Used in the tutorials

To be implemented by subclasses:

  • call(): Contains the logic for loss calculation using y_true, y_pred.

Example subclass implementation:

class MeanSquaredError(Loss):

  def call(self, y_true, y_pred):
    y_pred = tf.convert_to_tensor_v2(y_pred)
    y_true = tf.cast(y_true, y_pred.dtype)
    return tf.reduce_mean(math_ops.square(y_pred - y_true), axis=-1)

When used with tf.distribute.Strategy, outside of built-in training loops such as tf.keras compile and fit, please use 'SUM' or 'NONE' reduction types, and reduce losses explicitly in your training loop. Using 'AUTO' or 'SUM_OVER_BATCH_SIZE' will raise an error.

Please see this custom training tutorial for more details on this.

You can implement 'SUM_OVER_BATCH_SIZE' using global batch size like:

with strategy.scope():
  loss_obj = tf.keras.losses.CategoricalCrossentropy(
      reduction=tf.keras.losses.Reduction.NONE)
  ....
  loss = (tf.reduce_sum(loss_obj(labels, predictions)) *
          (1. / global_batch_size))

reduction (Optional) Type of tf.keras.losses.Reduction to apply to loss. Default value is AUTO. AUTO indicates that the reduction option will be determined by the usage context. For almo