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Neuroevolution with Analog Genetic Encoding

The evolution of artificial neural networks (ANNs) is often used to tackle difficult control problems. There are different approaches to the encoding of neural networks in artificial genomes. Analog Genetic Encoding (AGE) is a new implicit method derived from the observation of biological genetic regulatory networks. This paper shows how AGE can be used to simultaneously evolve the topology and the weights of ANNs for complex control systems. AGE is applied to a standard benchmark problem and we show that its performance is equivalent or superior to some of the most powerful algorithms for neuroevolution in the literature.

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