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Thursday, January 24 • 11:25am - 11:45am
Go-Explore: A New Type of Algorithm for Hard-exploration Problems

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A grand challenge in reinforcement learning is producing intelligent exploration, especially when rewards are sparse or deceptive. I will present Go-Explore, a new algorithm for such ‘hard exploration problems.’ Go-Explore dramatically improves the state of the art on benchmark hard-exploration problems, enabling previously unsolvable problems to be solved. I will explain the algorithm and the new research directions it opens up. I will also explain why we believe it will enable progress on previously unsolvable hard-exploration problems in a variety of domains, especially the many that harness a simulator during training (e.g. robotics). More information can be found at https://eng.uber.com/go-explore

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avatar for Jeff Clune, Uber AI Labs

Jeff Clune, Uber AI Labs

Senior Research Scientist & Founding Member, Uber AI Labs
Jeff Clune is the Loy and Edith Harris Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Wyoming and a Senior Research Scientist and founding member of Uber AI Labs. He focuses on robotics, reinforcement learning, and training neural networks either via deep learning or... Read More →


Thursday January 24, 2019 11:25am - 11:45am
Grand Ballroom Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA