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Growing Neural Cellular Automata (2020) (distill.pub)
49 points by grlass 3 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 5 comments

If this is your first time hearing about distill, they have so many more articles that are of equally astounding quality. I’ve been reading them for a while now and love what they do!

Thanks for the heads up!

Why use differentiable models here, it seems like a big limitation to CA just to allow back-prop. Can't these be trained with genetic algorithms or evolutionary methods like SPSA?

Very cool! Managed to put the butterfly in an loop.


That is a pretty interesting work. Maybe a model derivation of this can be image (historic) restoration or new noise filters?

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