Designing Development Rules for Artificial Evolution

  • A. G. Rust
  • R. Adams
  • S. George
  • H. Bolouri
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Using artificial evolution to successfully create neural networks requires appropriate developmental algorithms. The aim is to determine the least complex set of rules that allow a range of networks to evolve. This paper presents a set of generic growth rules that abstractly model the biological processes associated with the development of neuron-to-neuron connections. Substantially different 3D artificial neural structures can be grown by changing parameter values associated with the rules. A genetic algorithm has been successfully employed in determining parameter values that lead to specific neural structures.


Genetic Algorithm Bipolar Cell Cone Cell Artificial Evolution Genetic Algorithm Result 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Rust
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Adams
    • 1
  • S. George
    • 1
  • H. Bolouri
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Computer ScienceUniversity of HertfordshireUK
  2. 2.Engineering Research and Development CentreUniversity of HertfordshireUK
  3. 3.Biology 216-76California Institute of TechnologyUSA

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