AAII Seminar: October 30, 2019

When/where: E2-215 at 12pm

Presenter: Oskar Elek
Title: Monte Carlo Physarum Machine: Unconventional AI for astronomy and beyond

Abstract: Slime mold (Physarum Polycephallum) is a freak of the natural world that – out of decaying forest debris – builds near-optimal transport networks. We leverage a custom Monte-Carlo simulation of this organism to approximate such transport networks: both in terms of structure and their density (likelihood) in 3D space. I will discuss our analysis of the Cosmic Web using this hybrid model, as well as future prospects in training and adapting it to several other domains.

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