Saturday, April 26, 2003

At Friday's group meeting, Raffi mentioned a researcher in Japan who works on evolutionary algorithms with human input. He explained that he hoped to incorporate some of the same ideas into his work: a human user would be presented with designs for devices, and could choose the ones that looked most reasonable and which ones looked completely unreasonable. I think the user should give the program feedback by clicking bless and smite buttons.

I also think there's far too little King James English in mathematical writing. For that matter, there's far too little skater slang. I could write sentences like this:

And lo! as a result of theorem 3 and some totally snarly algebra, there was a continuous Schur decomposition.

Hmm. Perhaps I'd better stick to a more conventional style.

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