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"What's that? Reinforcement Learning in the Real-world?"

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Reinforcement Learning offers a distinctive way of solving the Machine Learning puzzle. It's sequential decision-making ability, and suitability to tasks requiring a trade-off between immediate and long-term returns are some components that make it desirable in settings where supervised-learning or unsupervised learning approaches would, in comparison, not fit as well. By having agents start with zero knowledge then learn qualitatively good behaviour through interaction with the environment, it's almost fair to say Reinforcement Learning (RL) is the closest thing we have to Artificial General Intelligence yet. We can see RL being used in robotics control, treatment design in healthcare, among others; but why aren't we boasting of many RL agents being scaled up to real-world production systems? There's a reason why games, like Atari, are such nice RL benchmarks -- they let us care only about maximizing the score and not worry about designing a reward function.


Quantile Reinforcement Learning

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I've been exploring reinforcement learning that takes advantage of uncertainty. In particular, I have implemented a basic version of QR-DQN-1 from Distributional Reinforcement Learning with Quantile Regression. Doing so required filling in some practical details from the paper, which I'm going to explain here. The approach is an extension of Deep Q-learning, which involves attempting to learn the value of being in a given state and taking an action to maximize this value (for more background, see this post). We think of the value of being in a state as a random variable drawn from some unknown distribution.


Decentralized Reinforcement Learning

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Many associations in the world like the biological ecosystems, government and corporations are physically decentralized however they are unified in the sense of their functionality. For instance, a financial institution operates with a global policy of maximizing their profits, hence appearing as a single entity; however, this entity abstraction is an illusion, as a financial institution is composed of a group of individual human agents solving their optimization problems with our without collaboration. The policy function parameters are fine-tuned depending on the gradients of the defined objective function. This approach is called the monolithic decision-making framework as the policy function's learning parameters are coupled globally solely using an objective function. Having covered a brief background of a centralized reinforcement learning framework, let us move forward to some promising decentralized reinforcement learning frameworks.


Ensemble Machine Learning in Python: Random Forest, AdaBoost

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Created by Lazy Programmer Inc. English [Auto-generated] Created by Lazy Programmer Inc. In recent years, we've seen a resurgence in AI, or artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Machine learning has led to some amazing results, like being able to analyze medical images and predict diseases on-par with human experts. Google's AlphaGo program was able to beat a world champion in the strategy game go using deep reinforcement learning. Machine learning is even being used to program self driving cars, which is going to change the automotive industry forever.


Data Science 2020 : Complete Data Science & Machine Learning

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Online Courses Udemy Data Science 2020: Complete Data Science & Machine Learning, Machine Learning A-Z, Data Science, Python for Machine Learning, Math for Machine Learning, Statistics for Data Science Created by Jitesh Khurkhuriya Jitesh's Data Science & Machine Learning A-Z Team Students also bought Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning in Python Advanced AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Python Unsupervised Machine Learning Hidden Markov Models in Python Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning in Python Ensemble Machine Learning in Python: Random Forest, AdaBoost Preview this course GET COUPON CODE Description Data Science and Machine Learning are the hottest skills in demand but challenging to learn. Did you wish that there was one course for Data Science and Machine Learning that covers everything from Math for Machine Learning, Advance Statistics for Data Science, Data Processing, Machine Learning A-Z, Deep learning and more? Well, you have come to the right place. This Data Science and Machine Learning course has 250 lectures, more than 25 hours of content, 11 projects including one Kaggle competition with top 1 percentile score, code templates and various quizzes. Today Data Science and Machine Learning is used in almost all the industries, including automobile, banking, healthcare, media, telecom and others.


Cutting-Edge AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Python

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Online Courses Udemy - Cutting-Edge AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Python, Apply deep learning to artificial intelligence and reinforcement learning using evolution strategies, A2C, and DDPG Highest Rated Created by Lazy Programmer Inc. English [Auto] Students also bought Machine Learning and AI: Support Vector Machines in Python Unsupervised Machine Learning Hidden Markov Models in Python Unsupervised Deep Learning in Python Advanced AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Python Data Science: Deep Learning in Python Deep Learning: Advanced Computer Vision (GANs, SSD, More!) Preview this course GET COUPON CODE Description Welcome to Cutting-Edge AI! This is technically Deep Learning in Python part 11 of my deep learning series, and my 3rd reinforcement learning course. Deep Reinforcement Learning is actually the combination of 2 topics: Reinforcement Learning and Deep Learning (Neural Networks). While both of these have been around for quite some time, it's only been recently that Deep Learning has really taken off, and along with it, Reinforcement Learning. The maturation of deep learning has propelled advances in reinforcement learning, which has been around since the 1980s, although some aspects of it, such as the Bellman equation, have been for much longer.


DeepMind's Newest AI Programs Itself to Make All the Right Decisions

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Three main deep learning approaches are supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning. The first two consume huge amounts of data (like images or articles), look for patterns in the data, and use those patterns to inform actions (like identifying an image of a cat). To us, this is a pretty alien way to learn about the world. Not only would it be mind-numbingly dull to review millions of cat images, it'd take us years or more to do what these programs do in hours or days. And of course, we can learn what a cat looks like from just a few examples.


Python for Computer Vision with OpenCV and Deep Learning

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Bestseller Created by Jose Portilla English [Auto], French [Auto] Students also bought Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning in Python Artificial Intelligence: Reinforcement Learning in Python Tensorflow 2.0: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Bayesian Machine Learning in Python: A/B Testing Modern Deep Learning in Python Modern Reinforcement Learning: Deep Q Learning in PyTorch Preview this course GET COUPON CODE Description Welcome to the ultimate online course on Python for Computer Vision! This course is your best resource for learning how to use the Python programming language for Computer Vision. We'll be exploring how to use Python and the OpenCV (Open Computer Vision) library to analyze images and video data. The most popular platforms in the world are generating never before seen amounts of image and video data. Now more than ever its necessary for developers to gain the necessary skills to work with image and video data using computer vision.


Exploring Exploration: Comparing Children with RL Agents in Unified Environments

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Despite recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) research, human children are still by far the best learners we know of, learning impressive skills like language and high-level reasoning from very little data. Children's learning is supported by highly efficient, hypothesis-driven exploration: in fact, they explore so well that many machine learning researchers have been inspired to put videos like the one below in their talks to motivate research into exploration methods. However, because applying results from studies in developmental psychology can be difficult, this video is often the extent to which such research actually connects with human cognition. Why is directly applying research from developmental psychology to problems in AI so hard? For one, taking inspiration from developmental studies can be difficult because the environments that human children and artificial agents are typically studied in can be very different.


Six Learning Techniques Used in Machine Learning

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Machine learning is a concept that is as old as computers. In 1950, Alan Turing created the Turning Test. It was a test for computers to see if a machine can convince a human it is a human and not a computer. Soon after that, in 1952, Arthur Samuel designed the first computer program where a computer can learn as it ran. This program was a checker game, where the computer learned the player's patterns during the match, and then use this knowledge to improve the computer's next moves.