TalkRL: Reinforcement Learning Interviews

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Show Notes


The idea with TalkRL Podcast is to hear from brilliant folks from across the world of Reinforcement Learning, both research and applications.  As much as possible, I want to hear from them in their own language.  I try to get to know as much as I can about their work before hand.  

And Im not here to convert anyone, I want to reach people who are already into RL.  So we wont stop to explain what a value function is, for example.  Though we also wont assume everyone has read the very latest papers.

Why am I doing this? Because it’s a great way to learn from the most inspiring people in the field!  There’s so much happening in the universe of RL, and there’s tons of interesting angles and so many fascinating minds to learn from.
Now I know there is no shortage of books, papers, and lectures, but so much goes unsaid.
I mean I guess if you work at MILA or AMII or Vector Institute, you might be having these conversations over coffee all the time, but I live in a little village in the woods in BC, so for me, these remote interviews are like a great way to have these conversations, and I hope sharing with the community makes it more worthwhile for everyone.

In terms of format, the first 2 episodes were interviews in longer form, around an hour long.  Going forward, some may be a lot shorter, it depends on the guest.

If you want want to be a guest or suggest a guest, goto, you will find a link to a suggestion form.

Thanks for listening!

What is TalkRL: Reinforcement Learning Interviews?

TalkRL podcast is All Reinforcement Learning, All the time. In-depth interviews with brilliant people at the forefront of RL research and practice. Guests from places like MILA, MIT, DeepMind, Google Brain, Brown, Caltech, and more. Hosted by Robin Ranjit Singh Chauhan. Technical content.