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Emergence in genetic programming

Let’s exploit it!

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Banzhaf explores the concept of emergence and how and where it happens in genetic programming [1]. Here we consider the question: what shall we do with it? We argue that given our ultimate goal to produce genetic programming systems that solve new and difficult problems, we should take advantage of emergence to get closer to this goal.

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Ekárt, A. Emergence in genetic programming. Genet Program Evolvable Mach 15, 83–85 (2014).

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  • Emergence
  • Self-modification
  • Autoconstructive evolution
  • Multilevel genetic programming