A random walk through the landscape of reinforcement learning

Dr Jonathan Shock of  the UCT Mathematics Department, will present the School of IT Colloquium with a talk entitled,  "A random walk through the landscape of reinforcement learning".


This is a very introductory walk through some of the basic ideas of reinforcement learning - the third arm of machine learning which is perhaps less often talked about than supervised and unsupervised learning, but which is showing fascinating promise as well as giving us plenty of questions about our own interactions with the world. I will discuss some of the most fundamental algorithms in RL, from model based to model free learning and show some of the recent advances and challenges that we still face in this area.


Thu, 25 Jul 2019 - 13:00

Computer Science LT 302, Computer Science Building, Upper Campus UCT