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Genetic Algorithms and the Knapsack Problem: A Beginners’ Guide
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Genetic Algorithms and the Knapsack Problem: A Beginners’ Guide

Last Updated on May 18, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Egor Howell

Originally published on Towards AI.

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In one of my previous articles, we introduced and discussed the genetic optimization algorithm. This method is inspired by the theory of evolution where the fittest solutions in a population survive and pass on their more optimal characteristics. As a result, the weaker characteristics become extinct over time and we converge to better solutions.

For this post, I assume the reader has some basic knowledge of the inner workings of the genetic algorithm. If you are unfamiliar, I highly suggest checking out my previous post linked detailing the algorithm linked below:

Discover the power of evolutionary computing… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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