Re: COMP: Breeding a Better Engine

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 11:51:21 MDT

Doug Jones wrote:

> The meta level still doesn't make the program in question capable of
> making design innovations, and is useless in the context.


> Currently available software can do evolutionary design optimization,
> but cannot make major jumps to new technologies. Useful, yes, but not
> universally versatile. Creative design input is still required.

I do not know the limitations of this specific software. What is this "Creative
design" you refer to above? I suspect it is a Darwinian process of memes slugging
it out for resources in the context of neurons and drafting paper. If we evolve a
good enough simulation of this fight for survival in electronic bit context, will
we have the "Creative design" part as well?


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