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September 2, 2008

Evolutionary Computation Community Experiences Explosive Growth

Gregory Hornby and Tina Yu have published the "Results of the First Survey of Practitioners of Evolutionary Computation," which reveals that "in recent years there has been an explosion not only in the different types of biologically inspired algorithms, but also in the number of practitioners in the field." The survey also found that the biggest obstacle for the acceptance of evolutionary computation in industry is that it is poorly understood. The survey was conducted in 2005-2006 by posting 14 survey questions on the web site of the Special Interest Group on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Posted by Robert at September 2, 2008 6:00 AM
category: Artificial Invention

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