Researchers are designing robots with artificial intelligence that evolves on its own. Generation after generation, only the fittest survive to pass their “genes” onto the next generation. The result is AI that actually evolves at an astonishing rate to accomplish a complex goal. All without the guidance of a programmer.
The process is called Neuro-evolution and University of Liverpool Ph.D. student James Butterworth is using it to develop a squad of intelligent autonomous drones.
To find out more you can listen to the podcast by following the links below:
Listen via Blubrry
You can find an example of Super Mario neuro-evolution here
Another fascinating example can be found here
Some examples of James’ recent work showing drones trying to maximally cover an area can be found here.
Music in the podcast is by Kai Engel
You must be logged in to post a comment.
All recent news
‘Spirits of Brazil’ coming to VG&M for LightNight
Registration now open for ESCMID Summer School
Liverpool becomes Universities Studying Slavery member
Open-access release of One Health eLearning materials
Brexit: UK constitutional law expert on Speaker Bercow’s intervention
We're delighted to become members of the organisation, Universities Studying Slavery (@slaveryuva). As one of only a handful of UK HE institutions in the org, we're determined to further our understanding of #slavery and unfree labour https://t.co/s8IN33e7yR @CSISlavery
Students, staff and friends of the University from all faiths and backgrounds came together yesterday to remember the victims of the Christchurch terror attack. The University's Islamic Society would like to thank all those that attended.🕯️
"The Speaker’s decision is not an absolute barrier to holding a further vote on a withdrawal agreement before 29 March.." writes Prof Michael Gordon (@mjg_constitlaw).
Full analysis https://t.co/F9OMh0Lp0q #Brexit #JohnBercow @LivUniLawSJ