Thursday, February 23, 2006
Cyberinfrastructure for science and engineering
Change the world
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Computers smarter than you? Not
So, you can expect to see future computers do things that only humans did before. You can expect them to cause huge disruptions and make many jobs obsolete. You can expect that knowledge of computational intelligence techniques will become essential professional tools, much as a variety of software tools are considered necessary for work in many professions today. But don’t expect the computer to be smarter than you are. Computers will add many new capabilities where they outperform humans, but most of these will be highly task-specific. The generality, adaptability, and flexibility of human intelligence won’t be replaced anytime soon. If you hope to see it in your lifetime, then pin your hopes on medical research providing you with a dramatically longer lifetime.
In large part I agree with this statement, although I believe that achieving greater breadth of capability has always been part of the genetic-algorithm research agenda. One of the reasons GAs and computational intelligence tools are so widely used is their breadth. Moreover, as efficiency enhancement techniques become more powerful, there will be greater speed available and these speed gains will be intimately tied up to hardware gains through effective and general parallelism. Although the most optimistic projections are likely to be wrong (again), I'm not so sure that we won't see rapid expansion of what these techniques can do and a creeping breadth of capability and competence.
Monday, February 20, 2006
LCSWeb creates a LCS and GBML paper database
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
New books section on the LCS and GBML web site
Monday, February 13, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Ninth International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS 2006)
Further information and a complete CFP for IWLCS 2006 can be found here.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
An anniversary missed
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Game AI and genetics
AV festival features GAs
Genetic algorithms play an important role in the thinking that motivates the festival:
bi-annual international festival of digitalart, moving image, music and new media which takes place in the NorthEast of England. The second AV festival will take placeacross three cities of NewcastleGateshead, Sunderland, Middlesbroughfrom 2 - 12 March 2006.
Under the rubric Life Like, the festival will explore the interplay between technological and biological life as explored by artists. Thefestival goes beyond a mere technological exploration of life. We are interested not just in the way that silicon circuits manifestsimulations of life, or imitations of intelligence, but in the way that biological life itself has been manufactured and mutated insidelaboratories.
In an increasingly technologised society, we find ourselves surroundedby, and immersed in, virtual and artificial worlds. Evolutionarycomputational techniquesSee the press release at newsmediafix here, and go to the festival website here.
and genetic algorithms correlate the processesof the computer with the processes
we observe in biology. Digitaltechnology has allowed for entire environments to
be modelled within thecomputer. The internet has created a culture, where
societies of userscan inhabit these synthetic environments. Games, online
communities andimmersive interactive environments have become worlds within