Literary snippets and their links to reinforcement learning
Some book quotes that strongly got my attention when I read the related passages, with minimal RL analysis.
- “The Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race…” , Unabomber manifesto – the whole book praises universal value functions and model free RL (vs model based stuff).
- “We see through the mirror, darkly”, Paul in Corinthians I, 13 – the quote is followed by a passage that discusses that at some point we will stop just receiving observations and the real world state will be revealed to us.
- “Man makes his world, or is crushed by the world made by others”, quoted in Mage 2nd edition core rulebook, originally by Denning & Phillips, the foundations of high magick – which points to the importance of mental representations on reward and the zero-sum games they create.
- “All But War Is Simulation”, STRICOM logo – interesting take on adversarial RL.