Optimisation Techniques

GA Antennae

The featured image is from a little experiment that NASA ran. They tried to write a micro-genetic algorithm that would create an antennae for a particular function on a probe. They got the mess above. BUT, when they made the thing and tried it out, it outperformed the previous ‘man-made’ device. Pretty cool huh?

For what it’s worth, I thought that I’d chuck up an essay that I wrote on optimisation. Might be useful to someone.

Optimisation techniques and their consequences in applied exabyte informatics

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