Monday, January 21, 2008

Harnessing Digital Evolution

The following article has been published in the IEEE Computer magazine (January 2008), describing the evolution of digital organisms. It makes a very interesting reading and it is definitely one of the most promising areas of computer design & robotics. Look out for it!

In digital evolution, self-replicating computer programs—digital organisms—experience mutations and selective pressures, potentially producing computational systems that, like natural organisms, adapt to their environment and protect themselves from threats. Such organisms can help guide the design of computer software. Click here for more information...

Citation: Philip McKinley, Betty H.C. Cheng, Charles Ofria, David Knoester, Benjamin Beckmann, Heather Goldsby, "Harnessing Digital Evolution," Computer, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 54-63, Jan., 2008

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Words of wisdom for scientists...

A. "...intuition is often the biggest obstacle to discovering the truth"
B. "...the best solutions to scientific problems are simple and elegant"
Jeff Hawkins, "On Intelligence" p.32, p34