Summary: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is going to be critical to achieving our AI/ML technology goals but it has several barriers to overcome. While reliability and a reduction in training data may be achievable within a year, the nature of RL as a ‘black box’ solution will bring scrutiny for its lack of transparency.
Added by William Vorhies on December 30, 2019 at 11:18am — No Comments
Summary: We are approaching a time when we need to be concerned that our AI robots may indeed harm us. The rapid increase in the conversation about what ethics should apply to AI is appropriate but needs to be focused on the real threats, not just the wild imaginings of the popular press. Here are some data points to help you in thinking about this, what our concerns should be today, and what our concerns should be in the future.
Added by William Vorhies on October 24, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments
Summary: In the first part of this series we described the basics of Reinforcement Learning (RL). In this article we describe how deep learning is augmenting RL and a variety of challenges and considerations that need to be addressed in each implementation.
Added by William Vorhies on August 29, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments
Summary: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is likely to be the next big push in artificial intelligence. It’s the core technique for robotics, smart IoT, game play, and many other emerging areas. But the concept of modeling in RL is very different from our statistical techniques and deep learning. In this two part series we’ll take a look at the basics of RL models, how they’re built and used. In the next part, we’ll address some of the complexities that make development a…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on August 22, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Summary: Are there large, sustainable career opportunities in AI and if so where? Do they lie in the current technologies of Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning or should you focus your career on the next wave of AI?
If you’re a data scientist thinking about expanding your career options into AI you’ve got a forest and…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on September 20, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments
Summary: At the core of modern AI, particularly robotics, and sequential tasks is Reinforcement Learning. Although RL has been around for many years it has become the third leg of the Machine Learning stool and increasingly important for Data Scientist to know when and how to implement.
If you poled a group of data scientist just a few years back about how many machine learning problem types there are you would almost certainly have gotten a…Continue