• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 42 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Reinforcement Learning Explained Certificate in collaboration with MicrosoftX. Learn how to frame reinforcement learning problems, tackle classic examples, explore basic algorithms from dynamic programming, temporal difference learning, and progress towards larger state space using function approximation and DQN.

About

The Reinforcement Learning Explained Certificate from EdX is offered in partnership with MicrosoftX.

Reinforcement Learning (RL) is an area of machine learning, where an agent learns by interacting with its environment to achieve a goal.  

In this course, you will be introduced to the world of  reinforcement learning. You will learn how to frame reinforcement learning problems and start tackling classic examples like news recommendation, learning to navigate in a grid-world, and balancing a cart-pole. 

You will explore the basic algorithms from multi-armed bandits, dynamic programming, TD (temporal difference) learning, and progress towards larger state space using function approximation, in particular using deep learning. You will also learn about algorithms that focus on searching the best policy with policy gradient and actor critic methods. Along the way, you will get introduced to Project Malmo, a platform for Artificial Intelligence experimentation and research built on top of the Minecraft game.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      6 weeks

      4 to 8 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll learn:
  • Reinforcement Learning Problem
  • Markov Decision Process
  • Bandits
  • Dynamic Programming
  • Temporal Difference Learning
  • Approximate Solution Methods
  • Policy Gradient and Actor Critic
  • RL that Works

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
  • National Applies to you

    99 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 99 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
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Funding

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