Reinforcement learning (RL) is one of the most exciting prospects that a data scientist may add to their resume today. Many IT companies, such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Sony, and others, have established research centres and AI labs in India throughout the years. RL has been at the heart of some of the most significant breakthroughs in recent years. Let’s take a look at some of the prominent companies that are active in RL.

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Amazon’s Recommendation Systems 

According to research, systems that apply reinforcement learning can change recommendations based on user feedback continuously. Deep learning may provide mathematical representations of a product, as well as consumer interest and satisfaction. Over time, the reinforcement learning agent can adapt the material for each individual based on their tastes, maximising the reward in the long run. In recent years, deep reinforcement learning has become more popular for use cases, including push alerts, faster video loading by pre-fetching content, and offering product suggestions. To understand more about reinforcement learning in action, go to the Amazon Sagemaker notebook on recommendation systems.

Google Brain

The researchers at Google Brain and Alphabet’s DeepMind propose Adaptive Behavior Policy Sharing (ABPS), an algorithm that allows the sharing of experience adaptively selected from a pool of AI agents, and a framework called Universal Value Function Approximators (UVFA) that simultaneously learns directed exploration policies with the same AI. The teams say that ABPS outperforms Atari games in a variety of ways, including a 25% reduction in variance on top agents.

Microsoft & RL

The Reinforcement Learning (RL) Open Source Fest was just announced by Microsoft. It’s a global online programme that introduces students to open source RL programmes and software development while working alongside Microsoft Research NYC’s Real World RL team of researchers, data scientists, and engineers. Further, the Microsoft Research team developed and introduced Vowpal Wabbit (VW), an open-source machine learning package.

Amazon’s Energy Smart Grids

For applications like data centre cooling and select smart grid applications, reinforcement learning has outperformed advanced control technologies normally employed for energy optimisation. In Amazon research, deep learning is being utilised to create mathematical representations of difficult thermodynamic…

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