Hi, realise I'm a bit late for the party, but hopefully someone can help me out.
Has anyone among the top 50 successfully used a genetic algorithm and how did they maximise their score?
I've spent quite some time coming up with a half-decent genetic algorithm myself and it's doing ok - I average about 190k points on submission. But even after tweaking it heavily (change mutation rate, retain top species, etc.), I can't seem to get an optimal score as often as I'd like. Also, my result depends heavily on luck because of the random way the population is generated.
So, any advice is much appreciated!