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Hands-On Q-Learning with Python

By : Nazia Habib
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Hands-On Q-Learning with Python

By: Nazia Habib

Overview of this book

Q-learning is a machine learning algorithm used to solve optimization problems in artificial intelligence (AI). It is one of the most popular fields of study among AI researchers. This book starts off by introducing you to reinforcement learning and Q-learning, in addition to helping you become familiar with OpenAI Gym as well as libraries such as Keras and TensorFlow. A few chapters into the book, you will gain insights into model-free Q-learning and use deep Q-networks and double deep Q-networks to solve complex problems. This book will guide you in exploring use cases such as self-driving vehicles and OpenAI Gym’s CartPole problem. You will also learn how to tune and optimize Q-networks and their hyperparameters. As you progress, you will understand the reinforcement learning approach to solving real-world problems. You will also explore how to use Q-learning and related algorithms in scientific research. Toward the end, you’ll gain insight into what’s in store for reinforcement learning. By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the skills you need to solve reinforcement learning problems using Q-learning algorithms with OpenAI Gym, Keras, and TensorFlow.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Section 1: Q-Learning: A Roadmap
Section 2: Building and Optimizing Q-Learning Agents
Section 3: Advanced Q-Learning Challenges with Keras, TensorFlow, and OpenAI Gym

Section 1: Q-Learning: A Roadmap

This section will introduces the reader to reinforcement learning and Q-learning, and the types of problem that can be solved with both. Readers will become familiar with OpenAI Gym as a tool for creating Q-learning projects and will build their first model-free Q-learning agent.

The following chapters are included in this section:

  • Chapter 1, Brushing Up on Reinforcement Learning Concepts
  • Chapter 2, Getting Started with the Q-Learning Algorithm
  • Chapter 3, Setting Up Your First Environment with OpenAI Gym
  • Chapter 4, Teaching a Smartcab to Drive Using Q-Learning