Biologial Evolution & Machine Learning Are Similar, Says Turing Award Winner Leslie Valiant

Can machine learning algorithms capture the complexity of the life that has evolved on Earth? Professor Leslie Valiant shares his views at the Global Young Scientists Summit 2016. Rebecca Tan | January 29, 2016 | Editorials AsianScientist (Jan. 29, 2016) – If you are lucky enough to come across a first edition of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, flip to the part where he talks about the Weald of Kent, a chalk deposit in southern England. There, you will find a piece of information that was removed from subsequent editions: Darwin’s estimate that it took 300 million years to erode the chalk to its present state. That estimate turned out to be a lightning rod for controversy, attracting criticism from the likes of no less than the esteemed physicist…


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