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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 Adarsh

May 16, 2020

very good course .

very well explained by Adam and Martha

By Pradyumna M

Apr 3, 2020

Amazing course with optimum blend of theory and practice.

By Oleksandr M

Oct 6, 2019

Great course! Good explanations, interesting assignments.

By Garrett S

Aug 10, 2019

Explained in a very simple way, with helpful assignments.

By Sergio B

May 22, 2020

Outstanding explanations and assignments. Very hands-on.

By David

Oct 30, 2019

Really interesting course based on Sutton and Burto book

By Chang, W C

Oct 24, 2019

I like the concept are represented in visualization way.

By Dindar Ö

Mar 14, 2022

Very easy to follow and well organized course material.

By Mark H

Feb 6, 2022

The best place to learn reinforcement learning online!

By Marcelo G P d L

Jun 25, 2021

This is a great introduction to Reinforcement Learning!

By Ignacio O

Aug 22, 2019

Excellent beginners course of a very interesting topic!

By Trevor M

Aug 28, 2019

Excellent material paired with excellent instruction.

By Stefano G

Mar 14, 2023

Very great course! Also the book suggested is amazing

By Ricardo P

Sep 13, 2021

Excellent introductory material. Very well explained.

By Salomon T

Jul 12, 2020

Great course, that gives a thorough foundation on RL!

By Antonio P

Nov 11, 2019

Great introductional course on Reinforcement Learning

By Gyanendra D

Dec 11, 2020

Very good course if you follow along with the book.

By Chirag M

Nov 5, 2020

Great course! A lot of good material and insights!

By Jingxin X

May 17, 2020

Very helpful hands-on experience with the notebooks

By Yue Z

Feb 9, 2020

Everything is good except the peer review question.

By Tobias K

Sep 24, 2021

Great mixture of theory and the intuition behind!

By Jaime C

Mar 27, 2021

Excellent, good combination of theory and practice

By Mario A C S

Oct 16, 2020

Excellent course, great materials and explanations

By Mark P

May 19, 2020

Excellent intro. Well paced, clear videos. Thanks!

By Arman K

Dec 31, 2021

This course was so helpful to me. Thank you all.