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.


Evolution is the New Deep Learning

Working with colleagues at Sentient Technologies, Jason Liang, Elliot Meyerson, and Aditya Rawal have been building a case for why evolution is the technology of the future. In short: the same way deep learning has benefited from big compute, modern evolutionary computation can too, and thereby can advance machine creativity. Our website with this theme went live this morning! (See also a blog post introducing this site.) We are showcasing five new papers, but the fun part is the 11 animated demos and three interactive demos illustrating evolutionary computation. The goal is to get the word out, i.e. to get people thinking and talking about evolutionary computation. Spread the word!

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