Aug 1 2019
About TalkRL Podcast: All Reinforcement Learning, All the Time
August 2, 2019 Transcript The idea with TalkRL Podcast is to hear from brilliant folks from across the world of Reinforcement Learning, both research and applications. As much as possible, I want to hear from them in their own language. I try to get to know as much as I can about their work before hand. And Im not here to convert anyone, I want to reach people who are already into RL. So we wont stop to explain what a value function is, for example. Though we also wont assume everyone has read the very latest papers. Why am I doing this? Because it’s a great way to learn from the most inspiring people in the field! There’s so much happening in the universe of RL, and there’s tons of interesting angles and so many fascinating minds to learn from. Now I know there is no shortage of books, papers, and lectures, but so much goes unsaid. I mean I guess if you work at MILA or AMII or Vector Institute, you might be having these conversations over coffee all the time, but I live in a little village in the woods in BC, so for me, these remote interviews are like a great way to have these conversations, and I hope sharing with the community makes it more worthwhile for everyone. In terms of format, the first 2 episodes were interviews in longer form, around an hour long. Going forward, some may be a lot shorter, it depends on the guest. If you want want to be a guest or suggest a guest, goto talkrl.com/about, you will find a link to a suggestion form. Thanks for listening!