NeurIPS 2020

Avoiding Side Effects in Complex Environments

Meta Review

After discussing the paper, all reviewers agree that the empirical results presented in this paper are significant and novel. That said, there are concerns regarding the presentation of the theoretical results, in particular, that they are not clearly presented and do not add much to the paper. During the discussion, it was suggested the theory section to be dropped to make space for more details on the experiments and connection to related work. I encourage the authors to take these recommendations seriously and either address the reviewer concerns regarding the theory section and positioning with respect to related work. I am confident the authors will be able to improve the paper in the remaining time, and recommend acceptance.