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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....

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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 Enrique A

Dec 21, 2019

Awesome. Concepts are easy-to-digest and the explanations are masterful!

By Linggih S

Dec 8, 2019

challenging and fun. I understand better from the programming assignment

By Rui W

Oct 6, 2020

great material and explanation. no brainer to take the rest all courses


May 14, 2020

Excellent course, highly recommended to gain a solid foundation in RL.

By Mathis V E

Jan 13, 2020

Good course, very clear introduction to relatively difficult concepts.

By Chad R

Dec 16, 2019

great course. follows a good RL textbook that covers the fundamentals

By Wei J

Sep 16, 2020

It is very useful and interesting for me to learn RL basic knowledge.

By Jorge S M L

Jul 29, 2020

A very complete course, which covers the mathematical background well

By Swakshar D

Apr 15, 2020

this course is awesome. especially the quizzes they gave, are great.


Nov 5, 2019

Nice programming assignments. They make me understand really better.

By Pranjalya T

Jun 15, 2020

Wonderfully explained. Love the read first and then watch approach.


Jul 8, 2020

Great learning Experience and really helpful lecturers and staff.

By Alexander P

Sep 29, 2019

Nice introduction into RL with good practical examples in Python.

By Pawel P

Aug 7, 2019

I've enjoyed it. It pushes me to do stuff and not to cut corners.

By Anfernee

Aug 21, 2020

A great introduction to RL for people who have little background

By Jhonny I C O

Dec 9, 2019

Last week of this course was nice, great programming assignment.

By Markus S

Nov 10, 2020

Great course, but the online programming tool used really sucks

By Cristian T

Oct 26, 2020

Great content, nicely presented! The included book also helps.

By Volodymyr F

Mar 26, 2020

A perfect introductory course into Reinforcement Learning topic

By Yong C

Oct 31, 2019

It's good to learn about reinforcement learning in fundamental

By Francois L

Nov 18, 2020

Excellent, it makes the book so much more easy to understand!

By Francesco M

Aug 4, 2020

Extremely good: a stellar course for beginners in this field!

By Tanay G

Jul 19, 2020

Really liked the way material was presented and learned a lot

By Anubhav T

May 9, 2020

Excellent course to get introduced to Reinforcement Learning

By Hao J ( L

May 4, 2020

Awesome! Clear instruction with interesting coding example!