Computer scientist, Dr Risto Miikkulainen, shows us how we can come up with novel solutions in science by simulating evolution using computers. From bioinformatics to webpage design, the applications of this field are huge.
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Paper on surprising anecdotes of evolution: https://direct.mit.edu/artl/article/26/2/274/93255/The-Surprising-Creativity-of-Digital-Evolution-A
Microsite on ESP (Evolutionary Surrogate-Assisted Prescription): https://evolution.ml/esp/
Evolutionary Computation software:
ECJ: https://cs.gmu.edu/~eclab/projects/ecj/DEAP: https://github.com/DEAP/deap