Questions tagged [credit-assignment-problem]

For questions related to the credit assignment problem, i.e. determine which and how actions contribute to a certain outcome, which is the main problem that reinforcement learning algorithms attempt to solve.

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What is the credit assignment problem?

In reinforcement learning (RL), the credit assignment problem (CAP) seems to be an important problem. What is the CAP? Why is it relevant to RL?
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How are “lags” and “exogenous factors” accounted for in reinforcement learning?

In reinforcement learning, the system sets some controllable variables, and then determines the quality of the result of the dependent variable(s); using that "quality" to update the ...