GA/EP Notes: AITGA 1.1 to 1.3

I started reading the AITGA book last night. Here's what I've learned so far:

  • The world is complex. Using evolutionary techniques helps understand this complexity as evolution is the cause of this complexity.
  • Evolutionary computation is the modern way to attack problems using biological themes and ideas, of which GAs are one technique.
  • Chromosomes (a big string) are made up of genes (groups of 1s and 0s), which are made up of alleles (the 1s and 0s).
  • Mutations, crossover (or recombination), and inversion are the main tools used in GAs.
  • Evolutionary programming is desirable as it may find innovate solutions to problems that were not conceived by humans.
  • All of the chromosomes together are the genotype. The physical manifestation of the genotype is the phenotype.
  • Paired chromosomes are diploid; unpaired is haploid.
  • The fitness of an organism is its ability to live and/or its number of offspring.

That's it for now.

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