Assignment #16

Provide a short discussion of each of the assigned papers (listed under Course Materials). Below are some questions to think about.

Karl Sims 2


Emergent complexity


Deep neuroevolution

Note: the random search method described in this paper is not the same as the "random search" referred to in the optimization community. This paper matches the colloqiual usage of the term: try a bunch of random parameter settings and pick the one that performs best. In the optimization community, "random search" refers to a hill-climbing algorithm that approximates the gradient with finite differences (evolution strategies is one example of this kind of "random search").


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