"This is a highly intuitive and accessible introduction to the recent major developments
in reinforcement learning, written by two of the field's pioneering contributors"
"This book not only provides an introduction to learning theory but also serves as
a tremendous sourve of ideas for further development and applications in the
"Reinforcement learning has always been important in the understanding of the driving forces
behind biological systems, but in the past two decades it has become increasingly important,
owing to the development of mathematical algorithms. Barto and Sutton were the prime movers in
leading the development of these algorithms and have described them with wonderful clarity
in this new text. I predict it will be the standard text."
"The widely acclaimed work of Sutton and Barto on reinforcement learning applies some
essentials of animal learning, in clever ways, to artificial learning systems.
This is a very readable and comprehensive account of the background, algorithms, applications,
and future directions of this pioneering and far-reaching work."