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Deep Reinforcement Learning Hands-On by Maxim Lapan

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Human demonstrations

The idea behind demonstrations is simple: to help our agent to discover the best way to solve the task, we show it some examples of actions that we think are required for the problem. Those examples could be not the best solution or 100% accurate, but they should be good enough to show the agent promising directions to explore.

In fact, this is a very natural thing to do and all human learning is based on some prior examples given by a teacher in class, your parents or other people. Those examples could be in a written form (recipe books) or given as demonstrations that you need to repeat several times to get it right (dance classes). Such forms of training are much more effective than random search. Just imagine how complicated ...

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