Interactive Memetic Algorithms: New possibilities for social learning

by Jim Smith (University of the West of England)

16:00 (40 min) in CT 7.01

Both Memetic and Interactive algorithms have both enjoyed success and popularity within the field of meta-heuristic problem-solving. However, despite the choice of name, and the oft-quoted links to memes as elements of cultural transmission, many aspects of human social learning have been largely ignored to date. In this talk I will examine some of the possibilities for transmission of adaptive behaviour between humans and machines, using examples from our research and suggesting that the rapid advances in interaction technologies offer huge potential for the field to explore.