What is the best way to learn about Reinforcement Learning?
The best way to learn is with the online Reinforcement Learning specialization from Coursera and the University of Alberta. The two instructors, Martha and Adam White, are good colleagues of mine and did an excellent job creating this series of short courses last year. Also working to these course's advantage is that they are based on the second edition of Andy Barto's and my textbook Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction. You can earn credit for the course or you can audit it for free (use the little audit link at the bottom of the Coursera form that invites you to "Start free trial"). Try signing up directly with coursera.org, then go here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/reinforcement-learning The RL textbook is available for free at http://www.incompleteideas.net/book/the-book.html. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of machine learning and its role in artificial intelligence, then a good grasp of the fundamentals of reinforcement learning is essential. The first course of the reinforcement learning specialization begins today, June 14, so it is a great day to start learning about reinforcement learning!