Evaluation of a snip pruning method for a state-of-the-art face detection model

With rapid development of machine learning and subsequently deep learning, deep neural networks achieved remarkable results in solving various tasks. However, with increasing the accuracy of trained models, new architectures of neural networks present new challenges as they require significant amount of computing power for training and inference. This paper aims to review existing approaches to reducing computational power and training time of the neural network, evaluate and improve one of existing pruning methods for a face detection model.