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Deep Reinforcement Learning Series – Part 3: function approximators

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us as Metis hosts Deep Reinforcement Learning Series – Part 3: function approximators with Jeremy Watt!

In this series of tutorial talks, we will be Deep Reinforcement Learning from start to finish – the tech powering self-playing Atari games, Alpha Go, problems in automatic control and more.  

In Part 3 of the series we will be covering extensions of Q-Learning to problems – like chess, control, and video games – where the enormous size of the state space makes resolving Q – directly – impossible.  As cycling through even a reasonable portion of the states is computationally impossible, function approximators are introduced to greatly generalize the effect of a Q-Learner.

This talk will be highly interactive with a number of live code demonstrations and a fully featured Jupyter Notebook. 

Breakfast will be provided.

If you did not attend previous events in this series be sure to check out the resources listed in those events – including slides, blog posts, etc.,

Blog posts summarizing much of the previous events in this series can be found below!

• Part 1: The Fundamentals

• Part 2: Q Learning 

• Part 3: Q Learning Enhancements

• Part 4: Learner Generlizability 

We’re also working on a blog series on nonlinear learning.
You can find the first post in this series below:

Nonlinear learning Part 1: Introduction

About Metis

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May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Metis Chicago
1033 West Van Buren St, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL us


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