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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 Christos P

Dec 11, 2019

Great reading material and videos. The assignments really help to better understand the theory.


May 2, 2021

Excellent way of teaching and good assignments. Had a lot of fun and learnt a lot too! Thanks!

By Bhavya G G

Apr 14, 2021

Great course. With the combination of the book attached, you can understand everything clearly

By Roberto M

Mar 26, 2020

I really appreciated the course. Explanations are very clear and the material is well thought.

By Prachi S

Feb 2, 2021

I got to learn the basics of Reinforcement Learning in a very easy and understandable manner.

By Thomas N

Aug 28, 2020

Really exceptionally clear - I had to battle through some of the math, but it was worth it.

By Sergio Z P

Apr 9, 2020

Very good course to learn, understand and apply the Fundamentals of Reinforcement Learning!

By Weei D

Oct 19, 2020

This is an awesome course. Assignments are not that hard, and concepts are well explained.

By Bartłomiej B

Apr 18, 2020

Awesome course with a lot of interesting knowledge presented and a lot of its applications

By Wang G

Oct 9, 2019

Very detailed explanations in the foundations of RL. Thanks both lecturers and the staffs!

By John H

Sep 17, 2019

Very good, I suggest reading the text closely and doing exercises to get the most benefit.

By Eyal I

Jan 14, 2021

All the material is given in a clear manner, but not at the expense of going into depths.

By Rohan S

Aug 7, 2020

Really great course for all the beginners who want to learn about Reinforcement Learning.

By Jerry H

Nov 18, 2020

Great introduction to Reinforcement Learning, interesting and covered a lot of material.

By Mahmoud M

May 5, 2021

Great intro with nice coding assignments that helps to understand the algorithms better

By Sirusala N S

Jul 4, 2020

It is one of the best courses I have taken. The fundamentals were explained very well.

By Hamed H

May 18, 2020

it was so useful since the lectures were brief and useful and Homeworks were suitable.

By Abhijit R

Apr 7, 2021

I have learnt how to apply Reinforcement Learning to create an intelligent machine...

By Tejas H V K

Aug 5, 2020

Simple Enough for anyone to understand and apply the same to any real world scenario.

By Anubhab G

Jan 9, 2020

A solid foundation for RL and great pedagogical explanations!!! Highly recommended!!

By Rony A

Jun 21, 2020

Very good course for those who wants to learn some basis of reinforcement learning.

By Giancarlo P S

Sep 24, 2020

The assignments let you implement the algorithms discussed in the book and videos.

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.