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Evolvability Is Inevitable: Increasing Evolvability without the Pressure to Adapt

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The initial topology of the ANN in the practical ER model is shown. Topologies change during evolution from structural mutations that add new nodes and connections. In addition, unlike in the restricted ANN space, connection weights can vary continuously, i.e. weight mutations perturb connections with values drawn from the uniform distribution, and weights are capped between and 3.0.

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