Jan 12, 2016

Why evolution may be intelligent, based on deep learning

Posted by in categories: biological, computing, robotics/AI

Makes sense.

Moth Orchid flower (credit: Imgur.com)

A computer scientist and biologist propose to unify the theory of evolution with learning theories to explain the “amazing, apparently intelligent designs that evolution produces.”

The scientists — University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science professor Richard Watson * and Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) professor of biology Eörs Szathmáry * — say they’ve found that it’s possible for evolution to exhibit some of the same intelligent behaviors as learning systems — including neural networks.

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