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About the Course

Reinforcement Learning is a subfield of Machine Learning, but is also a general purpose formalism for automated decision-making and AI. This course introduces you to statistical learning techniques where an agent explicitly takes actions and interacts with the world. Understanding the importance and challenges of learning agents that make decisions is of vital importance today, with more and more companies interested in interactive agents and intelligent decision-making. This course introduces you to the fundamentals of Reinforcement Learning. When you finish this course, you will: - Formalize problems as Markov Decision Processes - Understand basic exploration methods and the exploration/exploitation tradeoff - Understand value functions, as a general-purpose tool for optimal decision-making - Know how to implement dynamic programming as an efficient solution approach to an industrial control problem This course teaches you the key concepts of Reinforcement Learning, underlying classic and modern algorithms in RL. After completing this course, you will be able to start using RL for real problems, where you have or can specify the MDP. This is the first course of the Reinforcement Learning Specialization....

Top reviews

Jul 6, 2020

An excellent introduction to Reinforcement Learning, accompanied by a well-organized & informative handbook. I definitely recommend this course to have a strong foundation in Reinforcement Learning.

Apr 7, 2020

This course is one of the best I've learned so far in coursera. The explanations are clear and concise enough. It took a while for me to understand Bellman equation but when I did, it felt amazing!

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By Siddharth Y

Mar 22, 2020

Very good introduction to the world of reinforcement learning. Highly recommended.

By Xunzhao Y

Nov 7, 2019

The class is quite well organized. Instruction is clear and textbook is excellent.

By Nadarasar B

Oct 12, 2019

Awesome course which drills in the fundamental concepts of reinforcement learning.

By Johannes

Sep 6, 2021

Very well-structured course with great practical exercises and challenging tests.

By Joaquin T

Jan 24, 2020

Extremely easy to follow, yet full of information. The book is a fabulous bonus.

By Jaeyoung L

Jan 22, 2020

Very understandable explaination! I was able to understand the fundamental of RL.

By Prince J

Dec 22, 2020

The exercises are challenging but the explanations are good and I learned a lot!

By Roger G H M

Jun 26, 2020

I really liked the course. Very complete and the assignments were comprehensive.

By Varun K R K

May 15, 2021

I highly recommend joining this entire specialization, not just this one course

By Jairo A J F

Mar 10, 2021

I think this is a great introductory course! Thank you so much instructors! =)


Oct 16, 2020

very useful for the begginer of RL Learners which consists concrete foundations

By Isuru S A

Oct 6, 2019

Superb explanation & also give the deep knowledge in math behind the theories.

By Shangyu Y

Sep 19, 2019

Really impressive! These courses are pretty good and were illustrated in detail

By Henry H

Jun 24, 2021

Creates a strong foundation for RL, looking forward to the rest of the course.

By Babak B

Nov 13, 2019

It provides a great introduction to RL and fundamental concepts in this area.


Oct 23, 2020

Excellent course. Really helped me to get started on Reinforcement Learning.

By amanjot k

May 18, 2020

This course covers the core concepts in a detailed and comprehensive manner.

By Tomasz M

Jan 6, 2020

Great course, created with passion and respect for the students!

Thanks guys.

By Mathïs F

Dec 12, 2020

A very nice in depth introduction to the basics of reinforcement learning !

By Umut Z

Nov 23, 2019

Great content and instructors. Could use some more programming assignments.

By Max R

Sep 17, 2020

Great fundamental course, although it requires a good grasp on mathematics

By Opas S

Jul 2, 2020

Great course. Provide the book that can use during learning in the course.


Nov 4, 2019

Clearly explained! Highly organized! Abundant Rewards!

Thank you so much!!!

By Helani W

Sep 28, 2020

Great course to follow!

Really valuable content with a great explanation!

By Sugun S

Jun 8, 2020

Beautiful insights into the Basics of Reinforcement Learning techniques.