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In this course, you will learn about several algorithms that can learn near optimal policies based on trial and error interaction with the environment---learning from the agent’s own experience. Learning from actual experience is striking because it requires no prior knowledge of the environment’s dynamics, yet can still attain optimal behavior. We will cover intuitively simple but powerful Monte Carlo methods, and temporal difference learning methods including Q-learning. We will wrap up this course investigating how we can get the best of both worlds: algorithms that can combine model-based planning (similar to dynamic programming) and temporal difference updates to radically accelerate learning. By the end of this course you will be able to: - Understand Temporal-Difference learning and Monte Carlo as two strategies for estimating value functions from sampled experience - Understand the importance of exploration, when using sampled experience rather than dynamic programming sweeps within a model - Understand the connections between Monte Carlo and Dynamic Programming and TD. - Implement and apply the TD algorithm, for estimating value functions - Implement and apply Expected Sarsa and Q-learning (two TD methods for control) - Understand the difference between on-policy and off-policy control - Understand planning with simulated experience (as opposed to classic planning strategies) - Implement a model-based approach to RL, called Dyna, which uses simulated experience - Conduct an empirical study to see the improvements in sample efficiency when using Dyna...

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14 de feb. de 2021

Excellent course that naturally extends the first specialization course. The application examples in programming are very good and I loved how RL gets closer and closer to how a living being thinks.


11 de ago. de 2020

Great course, giving it 5 stars though it deserves both because the assignments have some serious issues that shouldn't actually be a matter. All the other parts are amazing though. Good job

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por Arun A

22 de sep. de 2020

Mid way thru my course in week 5, Jupyter notebooks were revised. In general, new ones are better but lost valuable forum discussion Still one error in plot of notebook of week 5th. But in general course was good

por Harold

22 de nov. de 2021

There was one bug with the blackjack exercise. The Dyna-Q and Dyna-Q+ exercises were quite challenging. Overall, it is possible to complete the module without understanding what's going on. Pay attention!!!

por matias s

8 de jun. de 2020

This is a very good course, the only thing to improve are the technical issues with the assignments and submission processes. I had problems on the half of the assignments and many others learners too.

por Narendra G

26 de jun. de 2020

It's an important course in understanding the working of reinforcement learning. Although some important and complex topics are not explored in this course which are mentioned in the textbook.

por Misael D C

30 de jun. de 2020

This course excellent, my only complaint is that there is a 5 attempts limits and a 4 months wait to retry. It seems excesive to me and adds extra pressure when taking on assignments.

por István Z K

21 de may. de 2020

Overall a very nice course, well explained and presented.

Sometimes, it would be nice to see the slides 'full screen' rather than the small version in the corner.

por Sebastian T

28 de feb. de 2020



















e but there is plenty of issues with the automated grader. you spend most time dealing with the letter not on actual learning of the matter.

por Muhammed A Ç

10 de ago. de 2021

Programming assignments are not as good as andrew ng's courses. But still they are good enough to help you understand the concepts better by coding them

por Bruno L

21 de may. de 2020

The lectures and quiz tests are perfect. Jupyter. Programming exercises can be a little confusing sometimes but are also great. A great course, overall.

por Navid H

16 de oct. de 2019

definitely interesting subjects, but I do not like the teaching method. Very mechanic and dull, with not enough connection to the real world

por Bhargav D P

1 de jul. de 2020

Everything is great overall but It would be more better if DynaQ & DynaQ+ were explained more detail in the lecture instead of assignment.

por Wahyu G

20 de mar. de 2020

Pretty clear explanations! Nice starting point if you want to deep dive into RL. It gives clear picture over some confusing terms in RL.

por Kutlu E Y

30 de oct. de 2022

Excellent course with excellent materials, but definitely not for the uninitiated. This prereq should have been clearly mentioned.

por LI C Y

14 de jun. de 2022

Assignment is a bit hard, expecially the last assignment of Dyna-Q and Dyna-Q+. It would be great if more hints can be provided.

por judson g

21 de ago. de 2020

Assignment problems needs to be clearly defined and content of the video needs to updated and expects more information

por Cristian V

30 de mar. de 2020

The course provides a lot of value. I only give 4 stars because the classes are scripted and feel unnatural to me.

por Max C

23 de oct. de 2019

Some of the programming homeworks were difficult to debug due to the feedback from autograder being unhelpful.

por Raj P

8 de dic. de 2020

Would recommend covering more examples to aid the understanding of concepts.

por Hugo T K

11 de ago. de 2020

The course is excellent! Only missed some programming assignments on Week 2.

por Nicolas M

23 de sep. de 2020

Great course, but some exercises would be better using concrete examples.

por Soren J

20 de jun. de 2020

Very good. Although the python skills are quite high to pass this course.

por Yu G

21 de ene. de 2021

Tough, challenging course, very worthwhile taking!

por italo a d s o

7 de ene. de 2022


por Sachin K

17 de ago. de 2020

Passing notebook assignments is hellish due to strict decimal matching for numerical computations. You must do steps in one specific order or the assignments in autograder comparisons won't work. The course is itself fine and is more or less a rehash of the book so you may as well read that. There is no special intuition but the notebooks do provide a good experimental design strategy. Many of the experiments listed in the book are actually implemented in assignments which aids in learning. There is no technical support staff on Coursera anymore. So you are on your own when taking the course. Discussions forums are littered with discussion prompts and new ones are added every week so its not easy to find anything in there. Coursera has become substandard and the rating reflects a mixture of the course and coursera as a platform.

por Mark L

1 de jul. de 2020

This course has presented a large number of techniques/algorithms in addition to the ones presented in the first course. I find it hard to keep track of these. It would be most helpful if the techniques could be summarized in a table to lists the various attributes. In addition, I would like to see some examples of practical problems that can be solved with these techniques in addition to the explanatory "toy" problems. I also find the pace of the lectures a little "choppy", with a lot of very small lectures, each with its own introduction and summary.