Busy Beaver: an Evolutionary Approach



The Busy Beaver is an interesting theoretical problem proposed by Tibor Rado in 1962. Since then, it has attracted the attention of many researchers and several contests were organised trying to produce good solutions. In this paper, we propose an evolutionary approach to the problem. Our experimental results prove that this technique is very effective in attacking Busy Beaver, since we were able to find several Turing machines that outperform previous best?known solutions.

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