On Proximal Policy Optimization's Heavy-tailed Gradients

Modern policy gradient algorithms, notably Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO), rely on an arsenal of heuristics, including loss clipping and gradient clipping, to ensure successful learning. These heuristics are reminiscent of techniques from robust statistics, commonly used for estimation in outlier-rich ("heavy-tailed") regimes... (read more)

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Entropy Regularization
Regularization
PPO
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