Archive for the ‘evolutionary computing’ Category

Play Shinro puzzles for free in your Web browser

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Now you can try out Shinro puzzles in your Web browser! There are 120 puzzles there ranging from easy to hard. Can you solve them? launch

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I've finally finished the web site for my new book of puzzles. Go there and check out the book. You can even download a free edition!

Why am I jealous of poster board?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Because my new poster gets to go to Istanbul, Turkey for next week's EvoStar Evolutionary Computation conference without me. I just shipped it off this morning. Combining puzzle-making with biologically-inspired computer algorithms. Because life isn't already crazy enough. Click the above image to see the large version of ...

There is no Koopa.

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Want to make $500? All you have to do is make Mario come to life with an artificially intelligent computer program. And he has to survive as many randomly-generated game levels as possible from the Infinite Mario Bros project. Piece of cake! A contest entry. From the entrant: ...

United we stand

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

You enter a contest. A million dollars is at stake. Forty-one thousand teams from 186 different countries are clamoring for the prize and the glory. You edge into the top 5 contestants, but there is only one prize, and one winner. Second place is the first ...


Thursday, May 7th, 2009

You're sitting at your computer, writing your next awesome computer program. You think, "I want to run my new program. But the computer I have is too slow and too boring to run it on." You glance over at the petri dish in your biology lab. "What if ...

links for 2009-03-06: Pile o’ toys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

table {width: 400px;} img { border: none;} td {padding-bottom: 1em;} This impressive augmented reality demo from GE inserts computer-generated 3D objects into live video. First, watch the short video. Then, try it yourself. Israeli musician "Kutiman" took a big pile of seemingly random YouTube video clips and used them as instruments ...

Simulated evolution parlor tricks

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Here are some interesting tidbits of evolutionary computing to honor Darwin's birthday yesterday: Evolution of Mona Lisa (youtube link) Roger Alsing's idea is to start with a random pile of polygons. Random mutations are applied to the polygons. The result is compared to the Mona Lisa source image, and mutations resulting ...