Welcome to the Neural Networks Research Group web site.

The group is directed by Prof. Risto Miikkulainen and is located at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.


Evolutionary Computation in the Real World

Sentient Technologies, Inc. (where Risto currently is on a leave) just launched a novel application of evolutionary computation on e-commerce. Their Ascend is a system for designing web pages automatically in order to maximize conversions (i.e. user actions such as purchases or sign-ups). Evolution generates web page candidates that are then tested on real users in real time. This blog post describes the technology in more detail.

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