“Introduction to Reinforcement Learning” by Donal Byrne.

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Bank of Ireland (workbench)

125 O' Connell Street · Limerick

How to find us

Side door to the main entrance of (The Bank of Ireland) - buzzer on door

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We start 2019 with a new series of talks on Ai (Artificial Intelligence), ML (Machine Learning) and RL (Reinforcement learning).

Our first talk of 2019 will be on RL one of the most important and least understood of the three in building intelligent agents or systems. Our Guest Speaker Donal Byrne will give an overview of RL followed by an allocation of time for questions and an discussion afterwards.

Main Talk - “Introduction to Reinforcement Learning” by Donal Byrne.

Donal works as a software engineer on the AI & Algorithms team for Jaguar Land Rovers R&D center in Shannon. Donal has a wide range of interests within the realm of AI/ML and is an regular contributor to medium.com where you can find a number of his articles on reinforcement learning and machine learning.

Sponsored Raffle : A big thanks to our raffle sponsors for the following-

Redgate : have provided a Full Redgate ToolBelt license https://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-toolbelt/index

JetBrains : have provided a Full license for one of their IDE tools https://www.jetbrains.com/products.html?fromMenu#

Manning Publications : for providing books to our speakers and to raffle to our members on the night. https://www.manning.com/

PLEASE NOTE : you must be a Limerick Ai member and then RSVP (tick yes to say your coming to the talk) to be included in the raffle. It's free to join and attend - so RSVP early to avoid missing out on the great prizes.

Agenda: (Raffle & Break times details to be updated)

6.00 pm : Doors Open. (relax chat and refreshments)
6.40 pm :Main Talk - “Introduction to Reinforcement Learning” by Donal Byrne

7.55 pm : Exit the Building.
8.00 pm : Members are welcome to Join the merry crew as we go down the local pub for a few drinks and chat about Maths, AI, Graphics, Machine learning, Programming or Devops. We are still no wiser how to visualize a hypercube or what the dickens "gauge theory" is actually used for !! - but maybe someone will bridge that gap in the Jan 2019 meetup.

I would like to thank our awesome Sponsors

( Bank of Ireland for the meetup location)
( JetBrains - www.jetbrains.com for providing raffle software )
( Redgate - www.redgate.com for providing raffle software )
( Manning Publications - www.manning.com - for providing raffle books )
( McNamara's Hardware - www.mcnamara.ie for their Limerick support)

I will send a group message to our members regarding any updates, news or special offers from our sponsors (JetBrains , Redgate and Manning Publications).

Our latest sponsor Manning Publications have will supply a book of chose for 1 raffle winner and book(s) of chose for any speakers on the night. ( this can be any Manning Pub Book existing or in MEAP edition).

The provision of digital books will be supplied after the meetup and will depend on the timetable of communications with Manning publications.

Manning publications will require your full name and email address to receive any digital media. The winner/speakers books of your chose will be assigned to a Manning account for download etc.

I look forward to seeing you all at the January 2019 meetup.