LM101-062: How to Transform a Supervised Learning Machine into a Value Function Reinforcement Learning Machine

03.19.2017 - By Learning Machines 101

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This 62nd episode of Learning Machines 101 (www.learningmachines101.com)  discusses how to design reinforcement learning machines using your knowledge of how to build supervised learning machines! Specifically, we focus on Value Function Reinforcement Learning Machines which estimate the unobservable total penalty associated with an episode when only the beginning of the episode is observable. This estimated Value Function can then be used by the learning machine to select a particular action in a given situation to minimize the total future penalties that will be received. Applications include: building your own robot, building your own automatic aircraft lander, building your own automated stock market trading system, and building your own self-driving car!!

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