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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