Now, I don't really know how to start out with such a big project. I have a few questions first:
What do I do with my input? I'm thinking I give the AI 7 options for moves to make, one for each row of the board. How do I implement a way that it can "look" at the board? Can I just import an image of the current board state?
How do I make a reward table? How should I do the points system for the Q-learning? I'm thinking something like: If it drops a chip it gets a point, if it lines up 2 chips in a row it gets 5 points, if it gets 3 in a row it gets 30, and if it gets 4 in a row it gets 100. Would that be an effective way to do this? How do I implement this?
Is there a library I can use to do any of the work where I make an algorithm and board states and reward tables? Or do I have to hard code any of it?
I've done some research, are there any links or tutorials you think I should read or follow along with? Any other general advice or help for me?
I greatly appreciate anyone who answers one or all of these questions! Thank you so much!