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I have to agree. The fact that evolution is the only process we know have spawned consciousness just resonates with me.

While our algorithms might mimick evolution poorly, there's something raw about it. And it's not totally forgotten in research: https://blog.openai.com/evolution-strategies/

I stumped upon Differential Evolution which I implemented here https://github.com/peheje/nim_genetic/tree/master/Differenti...

It's fun to see how easy it is to define a new problem for it to solve.

Would like to apply it to create NN or Trees for classifications or the like.




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