Dr. Matthew Taylor, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Lafayette College, will present "Help and Agent Out: Learning From the Environment and Humans" on Tuesday, October 25th at Noon in Tome 115. Free pizza!
Abstract: Significant advances have been made in autonomous learning, from game playing to training a robot to walk to autonomous helicopter flight. However, we have little understanding about how to best teach such agents. This talk will first present background on reinforcement learning, a paradigm where virtual and robotic agents can autonomously learn to act in complex environments. We will then discuss a selection of recent work towards integrating autonomous learning with advice from other agents or even humans.