What is reinforcement learning and why you should care about it

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ntelligence called reinforcement learning. Named one of the 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2017 by the MIT Technology Review, this revolutionary kind of machine learning allows computers to learn new things without human intervention through the mere act of experimenting.

Writes Will Knight, the MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI: “In addition to improving self-driving cars, the technology can get a robot to grasp objects it has never seen before, and it can figure out the optimal configuration for the equipment in a data center.” In a nutshell, it’s the closest humanity has gotten, so far, to true artificial intelligence.

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