# AI News, Why is Genetic Programming not popular in machine learning?

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## Why is Genetic Programming not popular in machine learning?

Main advantage of evolutionary technique is its ability to get global optimum in a parallel framework, even as an outsider of the original problem.

Progress in GPU research with availability of digital data, facilitates us to attack relatively difficult machine learning problems (vision, speech, language) in recent years, where dimension of the problem space is very high.

On contrary, automatic differentiation aided gradient based techniques are quite successful in training for high dimensional problems without sticking-up inside a local minimum, as upward slopes in all the dimensions, which is required for local minimum is extremely rare.

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