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1.2. Evolutionary intelligence

First of all, the development of any technology – including AI – requires by definition (human) intelligence and a structured approach, while the theory of evolution doesn't support any intelligent influence, nor any structured approach. So, the theory of evolution doesn't apply to the development of technology (like AI).

In the same way, the theory of evolution doesn't apply to the development Evolutionary Algorithms / Programming and Genetic Algorithms / Programming. Because both techniques are obviously algorithms. And algorithms are intelligently designed by definition 2 – using a structured approach – while the theory of evolution doesn't support any intelligent influence, nor any structured approach.

Nevertheless, Evolutionary Algorithms are useful though for finding an optimum value. They are comparable to the PID Controller – found in ordinary central heating systems – which optimizes the burning time in order to avoid undershoot and overshoot.


2 algorithm: “any set of detailed instructions which results in a predictable end-state from a known beginning