Computers that improve themselves

From: Joaquim Almgren Gāndara (
Date: Sun Apr 22 2001 - 09:53:21 MDT

Here's a rather interesting article. A snippet:

"A computer that evolves may redesign itself in such a way that even its
inventors don't know how it's functioning. They just know that it works
better than ever before, and future generations may work even better.

Something like this has already happened in the laboratory of Adrian
Thompson at the University of Sussex in England. There, at the Center for
Computational Neuroscience and Robotics, Thompson has spent the past four
years working with computer chips that mutate. Chips can manipulate their
own logic gates within nanoseconds, try the new design, and choose the
configurations that work the best."

- Joaquim Gāndara

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