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The Value Proposition of Reinforcement Learning

Strategic decisions tend to be the most lucrative decisions a business can make and therefore they are typically the most expensive. Reinforcement learning is a technique that automates strategic decisions.

The value proposition of reinforcement learning.
The value proposition of reinforcement learning, courtesy of our Reinforcement Learning book.
An image showing how reinforcement learning learns.
How reinforcement learning really works, courtesy of our Reinforcement Learning book.

How Reinforcement Learning Really Works

The key premise in reinforcement learning are the concepts of an environment and a policy.

The environment represents the space that the agent will operate within, with all the signals and data it can observe. The policy represents the internal decision model of the agent, which is responsible for choosing what to do within the environment.

Over time, the agent learns to update it’s internal model of the world to make better decisions.

Reinforcement Learning Consulting Services

Winder.AI helps companies build production-quality reinforcement learning products and platforms.

Our book on industrial deep reinforcement learning that we use as part of our consulting.

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Winder.AI are industrially renowned experts in reinforcement learning (RL) and we can help you with your RL problem.

Companies like Nestle work with us to provide expertise where they need it most. Our consulting guidance helps you complete your project faster and to a higher quality that it would have been otherwise. Our flexibility allows us to integrate tightly with your ways of working.

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Our Approach to Reinforcement Learning Consulting

Successful consulting arises from decades of experience. Take a look at our tips for a successful reinforcement learning consulting project.

Reinforcement Learning Consulting Process

1. Business Context

Any problem demands context from the business. A solution for one industry may not be applicable to another, nor is every business the same. Establishing shared context helps get the project off to the right start.

2. Stakeholder Inclusion

More than just identification, we find projects are optimal when key stakeholders are including in the project. With “skin in the game”, stakeholders are far more likely to collaborate to produce a better overall solution.

3. Problem Definition

A key phase where business problems are defined and prioritized. It is worth spending time to get this right, as subsequent effort could be ineffective and wasted.

4. Domain Knowledge Transfer

Businesses are often experts in their own domain. This domain expertise is valuable to help direct future solutions.

5. Data Analysis

Any reinforcement learning consulting involves a limited amount of actual data science. In this phase expert data analysts extract knowledge from the data. This often leverages actionable insight.

6. Research and Validation

Following analysis, some time is often spent validating results or confirming value.

7. Ethical/Legal/Safety Analysis

Any work that arises from the consulting should be de-risked in terms of ethical concerns, legal ramifications, or safety risks. This step depends on the industry, the domain, and the context of the problem.

8. Strategic Solution

A solution is presented back to key stakeholders. In many projects we then move into an implementation phase. Other times we step back and perform another iteration to find a better problem.

The OODA loop for continuous innovation.
Winder.AI’s data science consulting strives for continuous innovation. Courtesy of our Reinforcement Learning book.

Continuous Innovation

The infamous OODA loop, originally developed by the US military, is of particular use during our work because it helps promote innovation.

At every phase we look for opportunities to add value and make your products and services better. Our clients find that our work greatly exceeds their expectations due to the extra value presented by our solutions.

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Selected Case Studies

Some of our most recent work. You can find more case studies in our portfolio.

Using Reinforcement Learning to Attack Web Application Firewalls

Introduction Ideally, the best way to improve the security of any system is to detect all vulnerabilities and patch them. Unfortunately this is rarely possible due to the extreme complexity of modern systems. One primary threat are payloads arriving from the public internet, with the attacker using them to discover and exploit vulnerabilities. For this reason, web application firewalls (WAF) are introduced to detect suspicious behaviour. These are often rules based and when they detect nefarious activities they significantly reduce the overall damage.

Helping Modzy Build an ML Platform

Winder.AI collaborated with the Modzy development team and MLOps Consulting to deliver a variety of solutions that make up the Modzy product, a ModelOps and MLOps platform. A summary of this work includes: Developing the Open Model Interface Open-sourcing chassis, the missing link that allows data scientists to build robust ML containers Model monitoring and observability product features MLOps and model management product features The Problem: How to Build An ML Platform Modzy’s goal is to help large organizations orchestrate and manage their machine learning (ML) models.

How To Build a Robust ML Workflow With Pachyderm and Seldon

This article outlines the technical design behind the Pachyderm-Seldon Deploy integration available on GitHub and is intended to highlight the salient features of the demo. For an in depth overview watch the accompanying video on YouTube. Introduction Pachyderm and Seldon run on top of Kubernetes, a scalable orchestration system; here I explain their installation process, then I use an example use case to illustrate how to operate a release, rollback, fix, re-release cycle in a live ML deployment.

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