Creative AI through Evolutionary Computation: Principles and Examples (2021)
The main power of artificial intelligence is not in modeling what we already know, but in creating solutions that are new. Such solutions exist in extremely large, high-dimensional, and complex search spaces. Population-based search techniques, i.e. variants of evolutionary computation, are well suited to finding them. These techniques make it possible to find creative solutions to practical problems in the real world, making creative AI through evolutionary computation the likely ``next deep learning.''
To Appear In SN Computer Science, 2021.

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