Monthly Archives: December 2004

2005

Happy New Year!

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Reinforcement Learning FAQ

Reinforcement Learning Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) by Richard Sutton

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How are you?!

How is the emergent interaction of the world and your body?! (an excerpt from a daily dialogue between a believer of embodied behavioral AI to an unknown passenger)

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Deciphering Academese

“To the best of the author’s knowledge …” = “WE WERE TOO LAZY TO DO A REAL LITERATURE SEARCH.” “Results were found through direct experimentation.” = “WE PLAYED AROUND WITH IT UNTIL IT WORKED.” “The data agreed quite well with … Continue reading

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Long time paper writing

I looked at the date of BehStrLearning1.doc file which is the first document file of my current paper and it dates back to 7th of September 2004! It means that I am working on this paper for about 4 months! … Continue reading

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University Rankings in AI

I’ve started ranking schools with AI researches. My emphasize is on new-age AI, e.g. situated embodied intelligent robots, neural networks, machine learning (especially reinforcement learning) fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, pattern recognition, vision, and … . It means that I do … Continue reading

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Kind people around the world!

Hey! Smile! There are a bunch of lovely and good people around the world – friend and stranger- who answer my questions very kindly and helpfully. Yes! Yes!! It may be exactly you the dear reader whom I am speaking … Continue reading

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Hey you, accept me please!

Hey you! Out there in your lab, Getting lonely, getting old, Can you feel me? Hey you! Standing in the aisle [of your department!], With an itchy feet and fading smile As you have not any good student for a … Continue reading

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Admission!

Hey! Is there anybody out there, want a new student, a very good one, a creative one?! Come on!! You earn much!

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Addiction and Learning

A University of Minnesota researcher developed a computational model of addiction which can be used to make predictions about human behavior, animal behavior, and neurophysiology. … Natural increases in dopamine occur after unexpected natural rewards; however, with learning these increases … Continue reading

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