Become a Deep Reinforcement Learning Expert
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Study 10-15 hrs/week and complete in 4 months.
Deep reinforcement learning is one of AI’s hottest fields. Researchers, engineers, and investors are excited by its world-changing potential. In this advanced program, you’ll master techniques like Deep Q-Learning and Actor-Critic Methods, and connect with experts from NVIDIA and Unity as you build a portfolio of your own reinforcement learning projects.
Deep reinforcement learning is at the forefront of AI research. Many experts see it as a path to Artificial General Intelligence. In this advanced program, you’ll master the latest techniques: Deep Q-Learning, Actor-Critic Methods, and more.
We collaborated with NVIDIA and Unity to build a world-class program that balances theory with practical application, and supports exploration of new approaches to compelling challenges in fields ranging from gaming to finance to robotics.
You’ll learn the theories behind the most recent advances in deep reinforcement learning, and then use that knowledge to train your own agents! You’ll complete three major projects, and build a strong portfolio in the process.
Get personalized feedback on your projects from a team of AI experts. Then share your polished projects on GitHub, showcasing your mastery of this advanced field.
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Luis was formerly a Machine Learning Engineer at Google. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Quebec at Montreal.
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This program requires experience with Python, probability, machine learning, and deep learning.See detailed requirements.
Master the fundamentals of reinforcement learning by writing your own implementations of many classical solution methods.
Apply deep learning architectures to reinforcement learning tasks. Train your own agent that navigates a virtual world from sensory data.Navigation
Learn the theory behind evolutionary algorithms and policy-gradient methods. Design your own algorithm to train a simulated robotic arm to reach target locations.Continuous Control
Learn how to apply reinforcement learning methods to applications that involve multiple, interacting agents. These techniques are used in a variety of applications, such as the coordination of autonomous vehicles.Collaboration and Competition
Benefit from the opportunity to connect directly with our Udacity Experts-in-Residence, an elite group of AI practitioners working at some of the most cutting-edge organizations in the world. In moderated office hour sessions, you’ll get actionable insights and guidance that will power your progress through our courses, and help prepare you for the next steps in your AI work.Connect with our Udacity Experts-in-Residence, working at the most cutting-edge organizations in the world. You’ll get insights and guidance that will power your progress, and prepare you for the next steps in your AI work.
“Just as machines made human muscles a thousand times stronger, machines will make the human brain a thousand times more powerful.”— Sebastian Thrun
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Master cutting-edge deep reinforcement learning algorithms with hands-on coding exercises, and challenging, open-ended projects.
We recommend that you complete a course in Deep Learning equivalent to the Deep Learning Nanodegree program prior to entering the program. You will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.
Additionally, you should have the following knowledge:
Basic shell scripting:
Basic statistical knowledge, including:
Intermediate differential calculus and linear algebra, including: