Evolution, Complexity and Hierarchical in Natural and Artificial Systems

Prof. Robert Ian McKay

School of Computer Science, University of New South Wales,
Australian Defence Force Academy

2002. 5. 22

Complexity growth is a key problem in Genetic Programming.
Standard methods for its control are ad-hoc and arbitrary, with no guarantee of appropriate levels of parsimony. Natural systems appear to be subject to the same problems, but more detailed investigation suggests that the behaviour is actually quite different. This largely speculative talk discusses potential reasons for the differences, and possible implications for Genetic Programming.

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