1 Introduction to deep reinforcement learning

In this chapter

  • You will learn what deep reinforcement learning is and how it is different from other machine learning approaches.
  • You will learn about the recent progress in deep reinforcement learning and what it can do for a variety of problems.
  • You will know what to expect from this book and how to get the most out of it.

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