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Genetic Algorithms in Java Basics by Burak Kanber, Lee Jacobson

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Introduction
Chapter 1

Digital computers and the rise of the information age have revolutionized the modern lifestyle. The invention of digital computers has enabled us to digitize numerous areas of our lives. This digitalization allows us to outsource many tedious daily tasks to computers where previously humans may have been required. An everyday example of this would be modern word processing applications that feature built in spell checkers to automatically check documents for spelling and grammar mistakes.

As computers have grown faster and more computationally powerful, we have been able to use them to perform increasingly complex tasks such as understanding human speech and even somewhat accurately predict the weather. This constant ...

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