48 minutes | Jun 3, 2021

Reinforcement Learning For the Win

This week’s guest is Nicolas (Nic) Hohn, Chief Data Scientist, McKinsey/QuantumBlack Australia. Nic led a team of data scientists charged with helping America’s Cup winning team,  Emirates Team New Zealand, test new designs for hydrofoils – important sailing boat components that could be modified based on rules set forth by race organizers. More precisely the QuantumBlack team used Ray RLlib to design an AI agent that could learn to sail the boat for a given design at an optimal speed, and this AI agent proved crucial during the design process.Subscribe: Apple • Android • Spotify • Stitcher • Google • RSS.Detailed show notes can be found on The Data Exchange web site.Subscribe to The Gradient Flow Newsletter.
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