Friday, December 11, 2020

GPUs Can Democratize Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robotics

It can take a puppy weeks to learn that certain kinds of behaviors will result in a yummy treat, extra cuddles or a belly rub — and that other behaviors won’t. With a system of positive reinforcement, a pet pooch will in time anticipate that chasing squirrels is less likely to be rewarded than staying by their human’s side. Deep reinforcement learning, a technique used to train AI models for robotics and complex strategy problems, works off the same principle.