Proximal Policy Optimization: OpenAI's Major Breakthrough
OpenAI made a breakthrough in Deep Reinforcement Learning when they created OpenAI five,a team of 5 agents and beat some of the best Dota2 players in the world.
Underlying algorithm that helped them in achieving this is Proximal Policy Optimization.OpenAI told that PPO has become its default reinforcement algorithm because of its ease and good performance.It uses novel policy gradient techniques that was more efficient and less costly than the traditional reinforcement learning methods.Key contribution of PPO is ensuring that a new update of policy does not change it too much from the previous policy.This leads to less variance at the cost of some bias but ensures smoother training.It also makes sure that the agent does not go down the unrecoverable path of taking senseless actions.
In this talk,I will be discussing the architecture of PPO,its major changes from Policy Gradient methods and how it can be implemented through code
Outline/Structure of the Demonstration
Agenda for the talk:
- Recap of Value and Policy based methods( 2 mins)
- Use cases of PPO( 2 mins )
- PPO Architecture( 10 mins)
- Code walkthrough: Training an agent with PPO( 4 mins )
- Q / A session ( 2mins )
1.Why PPO is the major breakthrough in Reinforcement Learning
2.How it is used in dealing with earlier challenges in Reinforcement Learning
3.Good understanding of the PPO Architecture
Data Scientist, Deep Learning Engineers, RL Enthusiasts, AI Researchers
Prerequisites for Attendees
Attendees are required to have a good understanding of basic Reinforcement Learning Concepts
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