For the next 10 weeks Siraj Raval  is going to go from the basics to the state of the art of reinforcement learning (RL), a popular subfield of machine learning using video game environments as our testbed.

RL is a huge reason DeepMind and OpenAI have been so successful thus far in creating world changing AI bots.

Siraj Raval explains where Deep Learning is going.

Check out this intriguing description for the video, then watch it.

Back-propagation is fundamental to deep learning. Hinton (the inventor) recently said we should “throw it all away and start over”.

What should we do? I’ll describe how back-propagation works, how its used in deep learning, then give 7 interesting research directions that could overtake back-propagation in the near term.