Evolutionary Systems


Using artificial intelligence to understand collective behavior

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Demand for models that are "closer to biology" To carry out their interdisciplinary collaborative research, the scientists utilized data on locust behaviour from the Cluster of Excellence "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" in Konstanz, which carries out internationally leading research on collective behaviour and is being funded through the German Excellence Strategy since the beginning of 2019. Biologists in particular are demanding that models explaining collective behaviour be designed to be "closer to biology." Most current models were devised by physicists who assume that interacting individuals are influenced by a physical force. As a result, they don't necessarily perceive individuals within swarms to be agents, but instead, as points such as interacting magnetization units on a grid. "The models work well in physics and have a good empirical basis there. However, they do not model the interaction between living individuals," says Thomas Müller.


Towards Autonomous Machine Learning in Chemistry via Evolutionary Algorithms

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Machine learning has been emerging as a promising tool in the chemical and materials domain. In this paper, we introduce a framework to automatically perform rational model selection and hyperparameter optimization that are important concerns for the efficient and successful use of machine learning, but have so far largely remained unexplored by this community. The framework features four variations of genetic algorithm and is implemented in the chemml program package. Its performance is benchmarked against popularly used algorithms and packages in the data science community and the results show that our implementation outperforms these methods both in terms of time and accuracy. The effectiveness of our implementation is further demonstrated via a scenario involving multi-objective optimization for model selection.


Genetic Algorithm - Explained Applications & Example

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What is a genetic algorithm? Bayesian inference ([1] links to particle methods in Bayesian statistics and hidden Markov chain models and [2] a tutorial on genetic particle models) Bioinformatics multiple sequence alignment.[1] SAGA is available on:.[4] Bioinformatics: Motif Discovery.[5] Calculation of bound states and local-density approximations. Code-breaking, using the GA to search large solution spaces of ciphers for the one correct decryption.[8]


Swarm AI for Event Outcome Prediction with Gregg Willcox - Talk #299

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Today we are joined by Gregg Willcox, Director of Research and Development at Unanimous AI. Starting out with a general interest in robotics, Gregg found himself in the world of machine learning and AI, inspired specifically by the idea of humans as smart data processors, instead of data points. With the team at Unanimous AI, Gregg uncovered a secret that many creatures in nature have been doing for centuries: using the collective intelligence of a group produces more accurate results, in a more efficient way, (also known as swarming), than an individual alone. From this research, 'Swarm' was born, a game-like collaboration platform that channels the beliefs and convictions of individuals to come to a consensus. Going one step further, using a behavioral neural network trained on people's behavior called'Conviction', the precision of the results is further amplified, leading to significant increases in detailed accuracy.


How Evolutionary AI Informs Business Decisions - Blog

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Evolution and decision-making are not immediately linked in our minds; however, as it turns out, algorithms inspired by biological evolution are the key to augmenting decision-making in a wide variety of business use-cases. But let's start with the problem statement. My team and I are continually engaged in conversations with enterprises from various industries about their expectations for artificial intelligence. Often, we learn they're seeking better ways to model the data that flows through their systems. These questions are all about using AI to produce more insights.


European ETF Based on Genetic Algorithms: Returns up to 29.02% in 7 Days

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This forecast is part of the ETFs Package, as one of I Know First's quantitative investment solutions. We determine the top ETFs by screening our database daily using our advanced algorithm. Package Name: European ETFs Forecast Recommended Positions: Long Forecast Length: 7 Days (8/27/2019 – 9/3/2019) I Know First Average: 9.03% In this 7 Days forecast for the European ETFs Forecast Package, there were many high performing trades and the algorithm correctly predicted 9 out 10 trades. LNIK.MI was our best stock pick this week a return of 29.02%. Further notable returns came from LSIL.MI and LNGA.MI at 17.47% and 12.02%, respectively.


Predicting superhard materials via a machine learning informed evolutionary structure search

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The computational prediction of superhard materials would enable the in silico design of compounds that could be used in a wide variety of technological applications. Herein, good agreement was found between experimental Vickers hardnesses, Hv, of a wide range of materials and those calculated by three macroscopic hardness models that employ the shear and/or bulk moduli obtained from: (i) first principles via AFLOW-AEL (AFLOW Automatic Elastic Library), and (ii) a machine learning (ML) model trained on materials within the AFLOW repository. Because \(H_{\mathrm{v}} {{\mathrm{ML}}}\) values can be quickly estimated, they can be used in conjunction with an evolutionary search to predict stable, superhard materials. This methodology is implemented in the XtalOpt evolutionary algorithm. Each crystal is minimized to the nearest local minimum, and its Vickers hardness is computed via a linear relationship with the shear modulus discovered by Teter.


Genetic Programming

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Genetic programming is a technique to create algorithms that can program themselves by simulating biological breeding and Darwinian evolution. Instead of programming a model that can solve a particular problem, genetic programming only provides a general objective and lets the model figure out the details itself. The basic approach is to let the machine automatically test various simple evolutionary algorithms and then "breed" the most successful programs in new generations. While applying the same natural selection, crossover, mutations and other reproduction approaches as evolutionary and genetic algorithms, gene programming takes the process a step further by automatically creating new models and letting the system select its own goals. The entire process is still an area of active research.


Python Genetic Algorithms With Artificial Intelligence

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A Genetic Algorithm (GA) is a metaheuristic inspired by natural selection and is a part of the class of Evolutionary Algorithms (EA). We use these to generate high-quality solutions to optimization and search problems, for which, these use bio-inspired operators like mutation, crossover, and selection. In other words, using these, we hope to achieve optimal or near-optimal solutions to difficult problems. Such algorithms simulate natural selection. Have a look at Python Machine Learning Algorithms For any problem, we have a pool of possible solutions.


NetSyn: Neural Evolutionary Technique to Synthesize Programs

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Program synthesis using inputs and outputs is a fundamental problem in computer science. Towards that end, we present a framework, called NetSyn, that synthesizes programs using an evolutionary algorithm. NetSyn makes several novel contributions. First, NetSyn uses neural networks as a fitness function. This addresses the principal challenge of evolutionary algorithm: how to design the most effective fitness function. Second, NetSyn combines an evolutionary algorithm with neighborhood search to expedite the convergence process. Third, NetSyn can support a variety of neural network fitness functions uniformly. We evaluated NetSyn to generate programs in a list-based domain specific language. We compared the proposed approach against a state-of-the-art approach to show that NetSyn performs better in synthesizing programs.