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What's AI Done for Me Lately? Genetic Programming's Human-Competitive Results
May/June 2003 (vol. 18 no. 3)
pp. 25-31
John R. Koza, Stanford University
Martin A. Keane, Econometrics Inc.
Matthew J. Streeter, Genetic Programming Inc.

The automated problem-solving technique of genetic programming has generated at least 36 human-competitive results (21 involving previously patented inventions). Because patents represent current research and development efforts of the engineering and scientific communities, this article focuses on six cases where genetic programming automatically duplicated the functionality of inventions patented after 1 January 2000. It also covers two automatically synthesized controllers for which the authors have applied for a patent and includes examples of an automatically synthesized antenna, classifier program, and mathematical algorithm. As computer time becomes ever more inexpensive, researchers will start to routinely use genetic programming to produce useful new designs, generate patentable new inventions, and engineer around existing patents.

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genetic programming, automatic program synthesis, human-competitive results, automatic circuit synthesis, patents , automatic programming
John R. Koza, Martin A. Keane, Matthew J. Streeter, "What's AI Done for Me Lately? Genetic Programming's Human-Competitive Results," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 25-31, May-June 2003, doi:10.1109/MIS.2003.1200724
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