Natural Computing with Python
Natural Computing is the field of research inspired by nature, that allows the development of new algorithms to solve complex problems, leads to the synthesis of natural models, and may result in the design of new computing systems. This book exactly aims to educate you with practical examples on topics of importance associated with research field of Natural computing.
The initial few chapters will quickly walk you through Neural Networks while describing deep learning architectures such as CNN, RNN and AutoEncoders using Keras. As you progress further, you’ll gain understanding to develop genetic algorithm to solve traveling saleman problem, implement swarm intelligence techniques using the SwarmPackagePy and Cellular Automata techniques such as Game of Life, Langton’s ant, etc.
The latter half of the book will introduce you to the world of Fractals such as such as the Cantor Set and the Mandelbro Set, develop a quantum program with the QiSkit tool that runs on a real quantum computing platform, namely the IBM Q Machine and a Python simulation of the Adleman experiment that showed for the first time the possibility of performing computations at the molecular level.
What will you learn
Mastering Artificial Neural Networks
Developing Artificial Intelligence systems
Resolving complex problems with Genetic Programming and Swarm intelligence algorithms
Programming Quantum Computers
Exploring the mathematical world of fractals
Simulating complex systems by Cellular Automata
Understanding the basics of DNA computation
Who This Book Is For
This book is for all science enthusiasts, in particular who want to understand what are the links between computer sciences and natural systems. Interested readers should have good skills in math and python programming along with some basic knowledge of physics and biology. . Although, some knowledge of the topics covered in the book will be helpful, it is not essential to have worked with the tools covered in the book.