Computer-based problem solving systems that use computational models of evolutionary processes as the key elements in design and implementation.
A number of evolutionary computational models have been proposed, including evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, the evolution strategy, evolutionary programming, and artificial life.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Evolutionary Computation (http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/bngusenet/comp/ai/genetic/top.html).
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.ai.genetic.
- Evolutionary medicine
The use of the principles of evolution to understand disease processes and design effective medical treatment.
- Evolutionary fitness
evolutionary fitness ev·o·lu·tion·ar·y fitness (ěv’ə-lōō’shə-něr’ē) n. The probability that the line of descent from an individual with a specific trait will not die out.
- Evolutionary programming
(EP) A stochastic optimisation strategy originally conceived by Lawrence J. Fogel in 1960. An initially random population of individuals (trial solutions) is created. Mutations are then applied to each individual to create new individuals. Mutations vary in the severity of their effect on the behaviour of the individual. The new individuals are then compared in […]
noun 1. the branch of psychology that studies the mental adaptations of humans to a changing environment, especially differences in behavior, cognition, and brain structure.