Friday, March 30, 2007

The computer that evolves.. yes really

A team at a Norwegian University have built the first evolutionary computer hardware. In order for the hardware to increase it's own performance, it uses genetic algorithms to evolve.
What their hardware does is par up “genes” in the hardware to find the hardware design that is the most effective to accomplish the tasks at hand. Just like in the real world it can take 20 to 30 thousand generations before the system finds the perfect design to solve the problem, but this will happen in just a few seconds compared to the 8-900.000 years it took humans to go through the same number of generations.
HAL is coming!
From here via here.

4 comments:

Nicodemus said...

Daisy....Daisy....give me your answer do.....

AntiCitizenOne said...

I sorry Dave I just can't do that.

BSOD to Red Eye of death

Anonymous said...

On a slightly geeky note, is this the one that was using a derivative of Freeman Chain Code ?

daniel said...

and the project's name is SkyNet.