Aug 21th, 2019: Darwin: a Neuroevolution and Evolutionary Algorithms framework

Time and Location

Aug 21st, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Room 1083, Building 30, Map to building 30,
Microsoft Campus,
156th Ave NE,
Redmond, WA 98052.

Title

Darwin: a Neuroevolution and Evolutionary Algorithms framework

Abstract

Deep Learning is an exciting field that created a multi-billion industry. But it’s not the only approach to Machine Learning (ML) and AI, nature-inspired algorithms are making a comeback. There’s a renewed interest in Evolutionary Algorithms, and Neuroevolution in particular, yet there are relatively few modern libraries and frameworks compared with Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning.

Darwin is an open source C++ framework (https://github.com/tlemo/darwin) intended to make EA & Neuroevolution experiments easy, quick and fun. It provides building blocks, samples and tooling to avoid the repetitive (and potentially complex) scaffolding required to research new ideas.

In this talk I’ll introduce Evolutionary Algorithms, go through a quick overview of the Darwin Framework and I’ll share a few engineering lessons learned from designing and implementing it.

Speaker Bio

By day, Leonard Mosescu is a compiler engineer, having worked on various parts of the Microsoft Visual C++ toolchain, then on the Android runtime and dev tools for Google, and currently working on the Nvidia CUDA toolchain. By night, he’s pursuing an old interest in AI and Evolutionary Algorithms.

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