Ian Osband

TalkRL: The Reinforcement Learning Podcast

Mar 7 2024 • 1 hr 8 mins

Ian Osband is a Research scientist at OpenAI (ex DeepMind, Stanford) working on decision making under uncertainty.

We spoke about:

- Information theory and RL

- Exploration, epistemic uncertainty and joint predictions

- Epistemic Neural Networks and scaling to LLMs


Featured References

Reinforcement Learning, Bit by Bit
Xiuyuan Lu, Benjamin Van Roy, Vikranth Dwaracherla, Morteza Ibrahimi, Ian Osband, Zheng Wen

From Predictions to Decisions: The Importance of Joint Predictive Distributions

Zheng Wen, Ian Osband, Chao Qin, Xiuyuan Lu, Morteza Ibrahimi, Vikranth Dwaracherla, Mohammad Asghari, Benjamin Van Roy

Epistemic Neural Networks

Ian Osband, Zheng Wen, Seyed Mohammad Asghari, Vikranth Dwaracherla, Morteza Ibrahimi, Xiuyuan Lu, Benjamin Van Roy


Approximate Thompson Sampling via Epistemic Neural Networks

Ian Osband, Zheng Wen, Seyed Mohammad Asghari, Vikranth Dwaracherla, Morteza Ibrahimi, Xiuyuan Lu, Benjamin Van Roy


Additional References