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Hands-On Intelligent Agents with OpenAI Gym

By : Palanisamy P
Book Image

Hands-On Intelligent Agents with OpenAI Gym

By: Palanisamy P

Overview of this book

Many real-world problems can be broken down into tasks that require a series of decisions to be made or actions to be taken. The ability to solve such tasks without a machine being programmed requires a machine to be artificially intelligent and capable of learning to adapt. This book is an easy-to-follow guide to implementing learning algorithms for machine software agents in order to solve discrete or continuous sequential decision making and control tasks. Hands-On Intelligent Agents with OpenAI Gym takes you through the process of building intelligent agent algorithms using deep reinforcement learning starting from the implementation of the building blocks for configuring, training, logging, visualizing, testing, and monitoring the agent. You will walk through the process of building intelligent agents from scratch to perform a variety of tasks. In the closing chapters, the book provides an overview of the latest learning environments and learning algorithms, along with pointers to more resources that will help you take your deep reinforcement learning skills to the next level.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Getting Started with OpenAI Gym and Deep Reinforcement Learning

The introduction chapters gave you a good insight into the OpenAI Gym toolkit and reinforcement learning in general. In this chapter, we will jump right in and get you and your computer ready with all the required preparation, installations, and configurations to start developing your agents. More importantly, you will also find instructions to access the book's code repositories, which contain all the code you will need to follow this book in its entirety, along with several other code examples, useful instructions, and updates.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Accessing the code repository for this book
  • Creating an Anaconda environment for working through this book
  • How to install and configure OpenAI Gym and dependencies on your system
  • Installing tools, libraries, and dependencies for deep...