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## Book Review: Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction, by Richard S. Sutton and Andrew G. Barto

### Sebastian Thrun and Michael Littman

The reinforcement learning (RL) problem is the challenge of artificial intelligence in a microcosm; how can we build an agent that can plan, learn, perceive, and act in a complex world? There's a great new book on the market that lays out the conceptual and algorithmic foundations of this exciting area. RL pioneers Rich Sutton and Andy Barto have published {\em Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction\/}, providing a highly accessible starting point for interested students, researchers, and practitioners.

### The full paper is available in gzipped Postscript and PDF

@ARTICLE{Thrun99k,
AUTHOR         = {Thrun, S. and Littman, M.},
TITLE          = {Book Review: {R}einforcement {L}earning by
{R}.~{S}utton and {A}.~{B}arto},
JOURNAL        = {AI Magazine},
YEAR           = {2000},
VOLUME         = {21},
NUMBER         = {1},
PAGES          = {103--105}
}