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7th May 2015

Ant Colony Optimization For Hackers

Originally proposed in 1992 by Marco Dorigo, ant colony optimization (ACO) is an optimization technique inspired by the path finding behaviour of ants searching for food. ACO is also a subset of swarm intelligence - a problem solving technique using decentralized, collective behaviour, to derive artificial intelligence.

24th March 2015

Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem Using Google Maps and Genetic Algorithms

An ideal way to explore the potential of genetic algorithms is by applying them to real world data. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to do this is by using the Google Maps API to implement a solution to the traveling salesman problem.

11th April 2013

Simulated Annealing for beginners

Simulated Annealing algorithm for beginners. We take a look at what the simulated annealing algorithm is, why it's used and apply it to the traveling salesman problem.

20th August 2012

Applying a genetic algorithm to the traveling salesman problem

An introduction to applying a genetic algorithm (GA) to the traveling salesman problem. Beginners Artificial intelligence guide to the travelling salesman problem.