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Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) By Andrew Kudless, Neri Oxman, Marc Swackhamer
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This books documents the keynote lectures and papers of the 2008 ACADIA conference in Minneapolis. The book includes papers by over 50 authors as well as introductory essays by 10 leading researchers... More > in the field of design computation. The theme of the conference was "Biological Processes and Computation". The 10 chapters are: 1. Concepts of Nature and Technology / Biomimetics 2. Generative Design Strategies for Complex Geometry 3. Differentiated Systems, Landscapes, and Cities 4. Approaches to Environmental Performance and Analysis 5. Complexity, Emergence and Self-Organization 6. Materials and Craft Inspired by Nature 7. Evolutionary Computation 8. Non-Standard Production Techniques 9. Spatial Mapping and Interaction 10. Computational Methods for Data Integration< Less
Virtualization Changes Everything: Storage Strategies for VMware vSphere & Cloud Computing By Vaughn Stewart, Michael Slisinger
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Storage is a foundational component in the support of virtualization and cloud computing - and it is dynamically evolving. It is an aspect of the datacenter that is all-too-often overlooked, but... More > without storage, there is no data, and without data, there is no cloud. Virtualization Changes Everything, by Vaughn Stewart and Mike Slisinger, examines the evolutionary influence of host virtualization and cloud computing in breaking storage deployment out of outdated silo models and into a dynamic, flexible hosting environment. Virtualization Changes Everything reviews common goals and challenges associated with providing storage service with cloud computing, and addresses each through the application of advanced storage technologies designed to scale in order to support the ever-expanding storage needs of the future. The examples within the book are pulled from real-world experience, and often involve the integration of multiple innovative technologies.< Less
Evolved to Win By Moshe Sipper
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Recent years have seen a sharp increase in the application of evolutionary computation techniques within the domain of games. Situated at the forefront of this research tidal wave, Moshe Sipper and... More > his group have produced a plethora of award-winning results, in numerous games of diverse natures, evidencing the success and efficiency of evolutionary algorithms in general—and genetic programming in particular—at producing top-notch, human-competitive game strategies. From classic chess and checkers, through simulated car racing and virtual warfare, to mind-bending puzzles, this book serves both as a tour de force of the research landscape and as a guide to the application of evolutionary computation within the domain of games.< Less
Evolved to Win By Moshe Sipper
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Recent years have seen a sharp increase in the application of evolutionary computation techniques within the domain of games. Situated at the forefront of this research tidal wave, Moshe Sipper and... More > his group have produced a plethora of award-winning results, in numerous games of diverse natures, evidencing the success and efficiency of evolutionary algorithms in general—and genetic programming in particular—at producing top-notch, human-competitive game strategies. From classic chess and checkers, through simulated car racing and virtual warfare, to mind-bending puzzles, this book serves both as a tour de force of the research landscape and as a guide to the application of evolutionary computation within the domain of games.< Less
The House of Sufficiency By Peer Morgan
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Science can help us to distinguish right from wrong. After all, we study animals to understand why they do the things they do. We can just as well understand our own motives. If we are an ordinary... More > part of an ordinary universe, then there is nothing mysterious about our motives for doing the things we do. This book offers one scientist's reasons for choosing the pursuit of knowledge over the pursuit of money. It argues that free communication and the pursuit of knowledge are uniquely valuable human talents. It is impractical for us to try to control each other, since in doing so we cut ourselves off from free communication. The author believes in people's control of their own circumstances as a general principle. PeerMorgan via yahoo.com< Less
The House of Sufficiency By Peer Morgan
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Science can help us to distinguish right from wrong. After all, we study animals to understand why they do the things they do. We can just as well understand our own motives. If we are an ordinary... More > part of an ordinary universe, then there is nothing mysterious about our motives for doing the things we do. This book offers one scientist's reasons for choosing the pursuit of knowledge over the pursuit of money. It argues that free communication and the pursuit of knowledge are uniquely valuable human talents. It is impractical for us to try to control each other, since in doing so we cut ourselves off from free communication. The author believes in people's control of their own circumstances as a general principle. PeerMorgan via yahoo.com< Less
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming By Riccardo Poli, William B Langdon, Nicholas Freitag McPhee
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Genetic programming (GP) is a systematic, domain-independent method for getting computers to solve problems automatically starting from a high-level statement of what needs to be done. Using ideas... More > from natural evolution, GP starts from an ooze of random computer programs, and progressively refines them through processes of mutation and sexual recombination, until high-fitness solutions emerge. All this without the user having to know or specify the form or structure of solutions in advance. GP has generated a plethora of human-competitive results and applications, including novel scientific discoveries and patentable inventions. This unique overview of this exciting technique is written by three of the most active scientists in GP. See www.gp-field-guide.org.uk for more information on the book.< Less
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming By Riccardo Poli, William B Langdon, Nicholas Freitag McPhee
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Genetic programming (GP) is a systematic, domain-independent method for getting computers to solve problems automatically starting from a high-level statement of what needs to be done. Using ideas... More > from natural evolution, GP starts from an ooze of random computer programs, and progressively refines them through processes of mutation and sexual recombination, until high-fitness solutions emerge. All this without the user having to know or specify the form or structure of solutions in advance. GP has generated a plethora of human-competitive results and applications, including novel scientific discoveries and patentable inventions. This unique overview of this exciting technique is written by three of the most active scientists in GP. See www.gp-field-guide.org.uk for more information on the book.< Less
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming By Riccardo Poli, William B Langdon, Nicholas F. McPhee
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Genetic programming (GP) is a systematic, domain-independent method for getting computers to solve problems automatically starting from a high-level statement of what needs to be done. Using ideas... More > from natural evolution, GP starts from an ooze of random computer programs, and progressively refines them through processes of mutation and sexual recombination, until high-fitness solutions emerge. All this without the user having to know or specify the form or structure of solutions in advance. GP has generated a plethora of human-competitive results and applications, including novel scientific discoveries and patentable inventions. This unique overview of this exciting technique is written by three of the most active scientists in GP.< Less
Studies in Continuous Black-box Optimization By Tom Schaul
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This PhD dissertation presents a collection of novel, state-of-the-art algorithms for solving problems in the class of continuous black-box optimization. Natural Evolution Strategies are a family of... More > algorithms that constitutes a general-purpose approach. Maintaining a parameterized distribution on the set of solution candidates, the natural gradient is used to update the distribution's parameters in the direction of higher expected fitness. Techniques are introduced that addresses issues of convergence, robustness, computational complexity and algorithm speed. We also demonstrate how the principle of artificial curiosity can guide exploration in the context of costly optimization, introducing a response surface method that estimates the interestingness of each candidate point using Gaussian process regression. The results show best published performance on various standard benchmarks, as well as competitive performance on others.< Less