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March 13, 2009

Darwin and Digital Technology

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, prompting reflection on the profound impact of his work. Darwin's legacy is being re-examined in light of developments in the world of digital technology, especially computing and robotics. Genetic algorithms, which replicate the process of natural selection, are used for computer-based problem solving and design. Several popular video games, including Spore and Creatures, are modeled on biological reproduction and evolution. In the field of robotics, neural networks are being developed to control all aspects of robot behavior.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at March 13, 2009 4:03 PM
category: Evolutionary Computation

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