Reinforcement Learning is a sixty year old AI discipline that attempts to mimic human learning through actions and rewards. This is a paper written by the team at DeepMind and is one of the reasons Google bought their company for $500M. A variant of this algorithm was used in the AlphaGo program that beat Lee Sedol in 2016.
Brent Spell is a programmer at Pylon ai, Inc. and is interested in distributed systems and machine learning.
Paper: Playing Atari with Deep Reinforcement Learning (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.5602v1.pdf)