This trimester – which we’re getting towards the middle of now – seems to be even busier than the last, hence my repeated failure to post regularly (I’ll see what I can do about that tonight). The animal biology paper that I’m taking turned to neurons and the nervous system this week, and in spite of the pressures the outcome was frankly inevitable:
That’s (hopefully) the start of a neural net, a concept that I’m sure I’ve mentioned before somewhere, based loosely on the workings of actual neurons – which is to say, it has something I’m calling an “axon”. I’ve been intending to make this for years but I haven’t even done much programming for a while now. Here all I’m doing is taking a single neuron and feeding its output back into its input, regularly printing the result in the terminal at the bottom. The next step is creating a way to connect many neurons in manner that is potentially evolvable, without c++ blowing up in my face too often.
If I manage to produce something interesting I’ll post and update, and perhaps the code. Maybe I could teach it to do the blog for me?