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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 07, 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 08, 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 Manikant R

Jul 26, 2020

Great course, instructors are too good!

By 汤皓玥

May 27, 2020

Very Nice and Fundamental course in MDP

By Carlos E A C

Nov 08, 2019

an excellent introductory course to RL

By Po-Ya H

Jun 15, 2020

Great course to learn RL fundamentals

By Javi

Apr 23, 2020

Very good introduction to this field!

By Areej M Z

Apr 12, 2020

Very useful and well explained course

By shailesh k

Apr 05, 2020

Very well explained, learned a lot.

By Sohail

Oct 07, 2019

A wonderful introduction, very fun!

By Han L

Aug 03, 2020

Detailed but challenging course.

By Stewart A

Aug 31, 2019

Great course from the home of RL

By Yanhao Z

Mar 20, 2020

This is a perfect introduction!

By Mattheüs d K

Mar 12, 2020

Good course, not for beginners!

By billel m

Jul 17, 2020

it's a good course i loved it

By Abubakr B

Sep 03, 2019

Very engaging and informative

By kavindra s

May 21, 2020

Good explanations with Maths

By Akram Y

Jun 18, 2020

Nice and informative course

By Hao S

Jul 03, 2020

Really good course content

By Andrew D G

Aug 24, 2019

A really excellent course!

By Shaji, N

Aug 13, 2019

It is the perfect course.

By Olga W

Jul 23, 2020

Very good for developers

By Steven H

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent course on RL!

By Payam M

Nov 17, 2019

I learned a lot! Thanks

By Ashish S

Sep 07, 2019

learned a lot, thanks !

By Aswin R S

May 01, 2020

Good introdution to RL

By 王珅祎

Mar 02, 2020

It's worth to learn it