Autonomous GenJam : Eliminating the Fitness Bottleneck by Eliminating Fitness

  title={Autonomous GenJam : Eliminating the Fitness Bottleneck by Eliminating Fitness},
  author={John A. Biles}
This paper focuses on a successful attempt to eliminate the fitness bottleneck in GenJam, an interactive genetic algorithm that performs jazz improvisation, by eliminating the need for fitness. This was accomplished by seeding an initial population of melodic ideas with phrases selected from a database of published jazz li cks, and employing an intell igent crossover operator to breed child licks that tend to preserve the musicality of their parents. After a brief overview of the changes made… CONTINUE READING


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