• Watching Evolution in Action

    Once in a while I ask myself if I regret not doing research in Biology using a specific organism instead of what I am doing now? The computational research I do is very abstract and about processes and theories. I don’t have a nice cute organism to show, with fur and cute eyes who might …

  • wrong expectations in AI research

    For quite a while humankind works on understanding the human brain. While we know quite a bit about what single components do, we are more or less innocent about how any cognitive process actually works. You see that on the lag of “brain like” algorithms that are actually use full. The technological pinnacle like Siri …

  • Markov Brain Controllers in Robots

    Evolving Markov Brains in virtual environments is one thing, but what happens when you expose Markov Brains to the real world? Here I show two examples where Thassyo Pinto and I tried exactly that. In the first example we evolved Markov Brains to follow a line. We used a fully virtual and fairly abstract environment …

  • OCR pad

    We evolved Markov Brains to detect hand written numerals. For this project we used the MNIST database as the image source. In the end we use a committee of 30 different Markov Brains and let them vote on the result. In order to make this technology more experience-able I incorporated the evolved Markov Brains in …