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