Computer Engineering and Computer Science
In this article, we review the state-of-the-art results in evolutionary computation and observe that we do not evolve nontrivial software from scratch and with no human intervention. A number of possible explanations are considered, but we conclude that computational complexity of the problem prevents it from being solved as currently attempted. A detailed analysis of necessary and available computational resources is provided to support our findings.
Original Publication Information
Yampolskiy RV. Why We Do Not Evolve Software? Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms. Evolutionary Bioinformatics. January 2018. doi:10.1177/1176934318815906
Yampolskiy, Roman V., "Why We Do Not Evolve Software? Analysis of Evolutionary Algorithms" (2018). Faculty Scholarship. 568.