An intelligent agent (IA) is an autonomous entity which observes through sensors and acts upon an environment using actuators (i.e. it is an agent) and directs its activity towards achieving goals (i.e. it is rational). Intelligent agents may also learn or use knowledge to achieve their goals. They may be very simple or very complex. A reflex machine, such as a thermostat, is considered an example of an intelligent agent.

Advanced topics in deep reinforcement learning

Part of a large set of lectures on deep reinforcement learning by DeepMind.

Learning social conventions in Markov games

This is some fun Facebook research on learning to behave. Mimicing and learning social conventions within the framework of game theory, such a nice idea. 


The simple q-learning approach to reinforcement learning.

Stumbling bots

Some remarks on chatbots and findings after more than seven years of research in this direction.