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Genetic Algorithms in Java Basics by Burak Kanber, Lee Jacobson

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Preface

The field of machine learning has grown immensely in popularity in recent years. There are, of course, many reasons for this, but the steady advancement of processing power, steadily falling costs of RAM and storage space, and the rise of on-demand cloud computing are certainly significant contributors.

But those factors only enabled the rise of machine learning; they don’t explain it. What is it about machine learning that’s so compelling? Machine learning is like an iceberg; the tip is made of novel and exciting areas of research like computer vision, speech recognition, bioinformatics, medical research, and even computers that can win a game of Jeopardy! (IBM’s Watson). These fields are not to be downplayed or understated; they will ...

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