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local minima vs saddle points in deep learning

I heard Andrew Ng (in a video I unfortunately can't find anymore) talk about how the understanding of local minima in deep learning problems has changed in the sense that they are now regarded as less ...
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Convergence of vanilla or natural policy gradients (e.g. REINFORCE)

I am reading in a lot of places that policy gradients, especially vanilla and natural, are at least guaranteed to converge to a local optimum (see, e.g., pg. 2 of Policy Gradient Methods for Robotics ...