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25 April 2012
Three approaches to the evolution of intelligent agents
Presented By Dr Alastair Channon, Lecturer, School of Computing and Mathematics, Keele University
- N112, Haslegrave Building
About this event
Abstract: The conventional approach to evolving intellgent agents is to start with a random population and then, in each generation, select and breed those agents that perform well on a specific task. Success in this appraoch is limited to those tasks for which an evolutionary path can be found from a random or primordial soup to a sufficient behaviour.
This presentation will give an overview of the three leading approaches being taken to overcome this limitation: first scaffolding selection with increasingly complex tasks, second searching for novel behaviours, and third seeding evolution by artificial selection with the results of (long-term or open-ended) evolution by natural selection.
Examples of evolved agents will be shown in simple two-and three-dimensional environments.