Latest podcast: Darwin's robots

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In our latest podcast James Butterworth, a PhD student from the University’s Department of Computer Science, explains the science behind the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI).

Researchers are designing robots with artificial intelligence that evolves on its own. Generation after generation, only the fittest survive to pass their "genes" onto the next generation. The result is AI that actually evolves at an astonishing rate to accomplish a complex goal. All without the guidance of a programmer. The process is called Neuro-evolution.

During the podcast James explains the process and also discusses how he is using it to develop a squad of intelligent autonomous drones.

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Our podcasts are produced in collaboration with the University of Liverpool online programmes team, hosted by Canadian journalist and producer Neil Morrison, we aim to bring listeners closer to some of our academic experts, authors and innovative thinkers who are affecting positive change in the world today.

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