Ep 90: Evolution strategies



Evolution strategies

In 1963, a couple of students were working in a wind-tunnel, attempting to find a way to figure out how to design surfaces to produce a given airflow. That was, and still is, a difficult problem. There are no simple formula. They decided to see if they could use the power of evolution to solve the problem, and it worked.

Here’s a link to the relevant section of “A Hitchhiker’s guide to Evolutionary Computation.”

What’s an Evolution Strategy

I mentioned evolutionary programming in this episode, but don’t provide much detail. For those who are interested, here’s a link that provides an introduction to the topic.

What’s Evolutionary Programming


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