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Advanced Reinforcement Learning: policy gradient methods

Advanced Reinforcement Learning: policy gradient methods

Sample efficiency for policy gradient methods is pretty poor. We throw out each batch of data immediately after just one gradient step.

Category : Development, Data Science, Deep Learning

Instructor :Escape Velocity Labs

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What you'll learn

  • Master some of the most advanced Reinforcement Learning algorithms.
  • Learn how to create AIs that can act in a complex environment to achieve their goals.
  • Create from scratch advanced Reinforcement Learning agents using Python's most popular tools (PyTorch Lightning, OpenAI gym, Optuna)
  • Learn how to perform hyperparameter tuning (Choosing the best experimental conditions for our AI to learn)
  • Fundamentally understand the learning process for each algorithm.
  • Debug and extend the algorithms presented.
  • Understand and implement new algorithms from research papers.


This is the most complete Reinforcement Learning course series on Udemy. In it, you will learn to implement some of the most powerful Deep Reinforcement Learning algorithms in Python using PyTorch and PyTorch lightning. You will implement from scratch adaptive algorithms that solve control tasks based on experience. You will learn to combine these techniques with Neural Networks and Deep Learning methods to create adaptive Artificial Intelligence agents capable of solving decision-making tasks.

This course will introduce you to the state of the art in Reinforcement Learning techniques. It will also prepare you for the next courses in this series, where we will explore other advanced methods that excel in other types of task.

The course is focused on developing practical skills. Therefore, after learning the most important concepts of each family of methods, we will implement one or more of their algorithms in jupyter notebooks, from scratch.

Leveling modules: 

  1. - Refresher: The Markov decision process (MDP).
  2. - Refresher: Q-Learning.
  3. - Refresher: Brief introduction to Neural Networks.
  4. - Refresher: Deep Q-Learning.

Advanced Reinforcement Learning:

  1. - PyTorch Lightning.
  2. - Hyperparameter tuning with Optuna.
  3. - Reinforcement Learning with image inputs
  4. - Double Deep Q-Learning
  5. - Dueling Deep Q-Networks
  6. - Prioritized Experience Replay (PER)
  7. - Distributional Deep Q-Networks
  8. - Noisy Deep Q-Networks
  9. - N-step Deep Q-Learning
  10. - Rainbow Deep Q-Learning

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