Whenever you undertake an activity that seeks to minimise or maximise a well-defined quantity such as distance or the vague notion of the right amount of sleep, you are optimising.
Like I have mentioned elsewhere, I like to introduce complex (and not so complex) concepts in a popular science fashion – for consumption by even the high-school kid. Hence, when I was contacted by Bella from The Conversation, I was excited to write about Evolutionary Algorithms and optimization and what we as a group work on.
The article is now live here. Hope you enjoy the read. Many thanks to the team at The Conversation for the final touches on the article.
Snowy, your support in various ways is always appreciated.