Data Science - Part XIV - Genetic Algorithms

This lecture provides an overview on biological evolution and genetic algorithms in a machine learning context. We will start off by going through a broad overview of the biological evolutionary process and then explore how genetic algorithms can be developed that mimic these processes. We will dive into the types of problems that can be solved with genetic algorithms and then we will conclude with a series of practical examples in R which highlights the techniques: The Knapsack Problem, Feature Selection and OLS regression, and constrained optimizations.