This annual competition has generated a lot of hubbub and -- more importantly -- tons of great results of both scientific and industrial value. Lee Spector, at Hampshire College, and I have been interested in the human-competitive angle of EC for several years. Between the two of us, we're proud to be hugging eight HUMIE awards. Sadly, Lee has in the meantime been swayed by the Dark Side, joining the panel of judges for this illustrious award ... May the force be with you, Lee :-)
Lee's bright students, Karthik Kannappan, Tom Helmuth, Bill Lacava, Jake Wisdom, and Omri Bernstein joined the merry HUMIE bandwagon and we brainstormed on the merits of human-competitive machine evolution.
An advanced draft of our paper is now available for download: Analyzing a Decade of Human-Competitive (“HUMIE”) Winners: What Can We Learn?
moshe sipper, writer & professor