The evolution of computer hardware

Computer chips have been evolving since they were first created – but only at the hands of their creators, each generation designed from the hard-learned lessons of the last. That may become a thing of the past, as we hear that a team of Norwegian techsperts have built the first computer hardware that ‘evolves’ of its own accord while it’s still running. If this takes off, there’s a whole new route to artificial intelligence about to open up.

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  1. I’m not sure what this hardware brings into the mix apart from speed! I could use genetic algorithms on most machines nowadays and get the same results as they do.

    That aside, GA do need a lot of human supervision, so I don’t see this as any different than a better tool.


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