Jul 6, 2015

How computers are learning to make human software work more efficiently — John R. Woodward, Justyna Petke And William Langdon | The Conversation

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“Genetic improvement involves writing an automated “programmer” who manipulates the source code of a piece of through trial and error with a view to making it work more efficiently. This might include swapping lines of code around, deleting lines and inserting new ones – very much like a human programmer. Each manipulation is then tested against some quality measure to determine if the new version of the code is an improvement over the old version. It is about taking large software systems and altering them slightly to achieve better results. Read more

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