Retro Contest

We’re launching a transfer learning contest that measures a reinforcement learning algorithm’s ability to generalize from previous experience. In typical RL research, algorithms are tested in the same environment where they were trained, which favors algorithms which are good at memorization and have many hyperparameters….

Deepmind AlphaZero – Mastering Games Without Human Knowledge – YouTube

2017 NIPS Keynote by DeepMind’s David Silver. Dr. David Silver leads the reinforcement learning research group at DeepMind and is lead researcher on AlphaGo. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1997 with the Addison-Wesley award. Recorded: December 6th, 2017