Software Needs Philosophers
pjb at informatimago.com
Tue May 23 20:49:57 CEST 2006
John D Salt <jdsalt_AT_gotadsl.co.uk> writes:
> <corff at zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote in news:4dbartF19cb9rU1 at uni-berlin.de:
>> Wrong. We live in a paradise of ideas and possibilities well beyond the
>> wildest dreams of only 20 years ago.
> What exciting new ideas exist in software that are both important and
> cannot be traced back to 1986 or earlier?
Well, I would have thought of Genetic Programming but it dates back at
The first experiments with GP were reported by Stephen F. Smith
(1980) and Nichael L. Cramer (1985), as described in the famous
book Genetic Programming: On the Programming of Computers by Means
of Natural Selection by John Koza (1992).
> I'd like to believe that there are some, but I can't think of any at the
I think we're just in a Matrix loop...
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