Building Blocks and Recombination

Building blocks and recombination How studying biological interactions and evolution yields techniques for predicting the outcome of complex interactions. By John Holland Article Extras Biology's Gift to a Complex World--> Biology's Gift to a Complex World Complex Adaptive Systems Genetic algorithms function by recombining the building blocks of a system such as the features of a face or components of a jet engine. Each product of recombinatio

John Holland
Sep 1, 2008

Building blocks and recombination

How studying biological interactions and evolution yields techniques for predicting the outcome of complex interactions.

By John Holland

Genetic algorithms function by recombining the building blocks of a system such as the features of a face or components of a jet engine. Each product of recombination, each design, is tested for fitness. The building blocks of the best designs are recombined in a subsequent generation until fitness is found.

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