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Welcome to the course


In this video, your Lead Educator, Professor Tomás Ward, introduces you to the subject of Reinforcement Learning.

As Tomás mentions, this is one of his favourite areas in machine learning and he explains that he uses ideas from reinforcement learning in his own research.

While deep learning may be used more, he personally finds reinforcement learning fascinating and also particularly useful when it comes to modelling human decision-making.

Although you may not be able to investigate these sorts of applications in any great detail within the scope of this course, you should still learn enough from this topic to see the potential of reinforcement learning.

Make sure to take advantage of the discussion forums, to provide your comments on lessons covered.

Best of luck!

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