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Keras Reinforcement Learning Projects

By : Giuseppe Ciaburro
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Keras Reinforcement Learning Projects

By: Giuseppe Ciaburro

Overview of this book

Reinforcement learning has evolved a lot in the last couple of years and proven to be a successful technique in building smart and intelligent AI networks. Keras Reinforcement Learning Projects installs human-level performance into your applications using algorithms and techniques of reinforcement learning, coupled with Keras, a faster experimental library. The book begins with getting you up and running with the concepts of reinforcement learning using Keras. You’ll learn how to simulate a random walk using Markov chains and select the best portfolio using dynamic programming (DP) and Python. You’ll also explore projects such as forecasting stock prices using Monte Carlo methods, delivering vehicle routing application using Temporal Distance (TD) learning algorithms, and balancing a Rotating Mechanical System using Markov decision processes. Once you’ve understood the basics, you’ll move on to Modeling of a Segway, running a robot control system using deep reinforcement learning, and building a handwritten digit recognition model in Python using an image dataset. Finally, you’ll excel in playing the board game Go with the help of Q-Learning and reinforcement learning algorithms. By the end of this book, you’ll not only have developed hands-on training on concepts, algorithms, and techniques of reinforcement learning but also be all set to explore the world of AI.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)


In this chapter, we explored some practical examples of the application of technologies based on reinforcement learning.

First, we addressed the DeepMind AlphaZero project. AlphaZero is an artificial-intelligence algorithm based on machine learning techniques developed by Google DeepMind. It is a generalization of AlphaGo Zero, the predecessor developed specifically for the game of Go and in turn the evolution of AlphaGo, the first software capable of achieving superhuman performances in the game of Go.

Then, we explored the IBM Watson project. This is a system of artificial intelligence, able to answer questions expressed in natural language, developed within the DeepQA project of IBM by the research team directed by David Ferrucci. We looked at Unity's ML-Agents toolkit, FANUC industrial robots, and an automated trading system.

Finally, we discussed some future...