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Reinforcement Learning with TensorFlow

By : Sayon Dutta
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Reinforcement Learning with TensorFlow

By: Sayon Dutta

Overview of this book

Reinforcement learning (RL) allows you to develop smart, quick and self-learning systems in your business surroundings. It's an effective method for training learning agents and solving a variety of problems in Artificial Intelligence - from games, self-driving cars and robots, to enterprise applications such as data center energy saving (cooling data centers) and smart warehousing solutions. The book covers major advancements and successes achieved in deep reinforcement learning by synergizing deep neural network architectures with reinforcement learning. You'll also be introduced to the concept of reinforcement learning, its advantages and the reasons why it's gaining so much popularity. You'll explore MDPs, Monte Carlo tree searches, dynamic programming such as policy and value iteration, and temporal difference learning such as Q-learning and SARSA. You will use TensorFlow and OpenAI Gym to build simple neural network models that learn from their own actions. You will also see how reinforcement learning algorithms play a role in games, image processing and NLP. By the end of this book, you will have gained a firm understanding of what reinforcement learning is and understand how to put your knowledge to practical use by leveraging the power of TensorFlow and OpenAI Gym.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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About the author

Sayon Dutta is an Artificial Intelligence researcher and developer. A graduate from IIT Kharagpur, he owns the software copyright for Mobile Irrigation Scheduler. At present, he is an AI engineer at Wissen Technology. He co-founded an AI startup Marax AI Inc., focused on AI-powered customer churn prediction. With over 2.5 years of experience in AI, he invests most of his time implementing AI research papers for industrial use cases, and weightlifting.

I would extend my gratitude to Maa and Baba for everything, especially for teaching me that life is all about hustle and the key to enjoyment is getting used to it; my brothers Arnav, Kedia, Rawat, Abhishek Singh, and Garg for helping me in my lowest times. Thanks to the Packt team, especially Viraj for reaching out, and Aaryaman and Varun for guiding me throughout. Thanks to the AI community and my readers.

About the reviewer

Narotam Singh has been in Indian Meteorological Department, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India, since 1996. He has been actively involved with various technical programs and training of officers of GoI in IT and communication. He did his PG in electronics in 1996, and Diploma and PG diploma in computer engineering in 1994 and 1997 respectively. He is working in the enigmatic field of neural networks, deep learning, and machine learning app development in iOS with Core ML.





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