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Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with Python

By : Sudharsan Ravichandiran
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Hands-On Reinforcement Learning with Python

By: Sudharsan Ravichandiran

Overview of this book

Reinforcement Learning (RL) is the trending and most promising branch of artificial intelligence. Hands-On Reinforcement learning with Python will help you master not only the basic reinforcement learning algorithms but also the advanced deep reinforcement learning algorithms. The book starts with an introduction to Reinforcement Learning followed by OpenAI Gym, and TensorFlow. You will then explore various RL algorithms and concepts, such as Markov Decision Process, Monte Carlo methods, and dynamic programming, including value and policy iteration. This example-rich guide will introduce you to deep reinforcement learning algorithms, such as Dueling DQN, DRQN, A3C, PPO, and TRPO. You will also learn about imagination-augmented agents, learning from human preference, DQfD, HER, and many more of the recent advancements in reinforcement learning. By the end of the book, you will have all the knowledge and experience needed to implement reinforcement learning and deep reinforcement learning in your projects, and you will be all set to enter the world of artificial intelligence.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Chapter 6

  1. An MAB is actually a slot machine, a gambling game played in a casino where you pull the arm (lever) and get a payout (reward) based on a randomly generated probability distribution. A single slot machine is called a one-armed bandit and, when there are multiple slot machines it is called multi-armed bandits or k-armed bandits.
  2. An explore-exploit dilemma arises when the agent is not sure whether to explore new actions or exploit the best action using the previous experience.
  3. The epsilon is used to for deciding whether the agent should explore or exploit actions with 1-epsilon we choose best action and with epsilon we explore new action.
  4. We can solve explore-exploit dilemma using a various algorithm such epsilon-greedy policy, softmax exploration, UCB, Thompson sampling.
  5. The UCB algorithm helps us in selecting the best arm based on a confidence interval.
  6. In Thomson sampling...