Covers: theory of Reinforcement Learning
Estimated time needed to finish: 20 minutes
Questions this item addresses:
  • What is RL?
  • Where can it be used?
How to use this item?

Introduction to RL and discussion of how the real world differs from the lab.

Author(s) / creator(s) / reference(s)
Matthew Taylor
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Reinforcement Learning in the Real World

Total time needed: ~8 hours
This recipe provides a high level procedure for identifying and leveraging reinforcement learning related use cases in real world.
Potential Use Cases
stock trading, event scheduling
Who is This For ?
INTERMEDIATEanyone with high level understanding of machine learning and interested in potential RL use cases in industry
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PDF 1. Matt Taylor- RL Masterclass - Session I slides
  • What is RL?
  • Where can it be used?
20 minutes
PAPER 2. An empirical investigation of the challenges of real-world reinforcement learning
  • What challenged does using RL in real world face?
10 minutes
CALL_TO_ACTION 3. Example RL agents learning in the browser
10 minutes
VIDEO 4. Deep RL Class Video Playlist
  • How does deep reinforcement learning work?
180 minutes
  • Where can i find everything about reinforcement learning?
15 minutes
OTHER 6. Udacity RL Class
  • What is reinforcement learning?
10 minutes
ARTICLE 7. Spinning Up in Deep RL
  • How can I quickly start implementing deep RL?
10 minutes
OTHER 8. Algorithms in Reinforcement Learning
  • What algorithms are used in reinforcement learning?
  • Why might you pick one algorithm over another?
10 minutes
ARTICLE 9. Markov Decision Process
  • What is MDP?
5 minutes
ARTICLE 10. Game Theory
  • What is game theory?
  • How does game theory relate to RL?
5 minutes
OTHER 11. Coursera RL specialization from U Alberta
  • What is reinforcement learning?
  • How can I use reinforcement learning?
180 minutes
ARTICLE 12. Using Dynamic Programming to find the optimal policy in Grid World
  • What is value iteration?
  • What is policy iteration?
10 minutes

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