This blog post is by Risto Miikkulainen [1,2], Paul Jarratt , and Andrew Turner  from (1) The University of Texas at Austin and (2) Sentient Technologies
Given recent advances in evolutionary computation technology, available computational power, and opportunities for AI in the real world, we believe evolution is on the verge of a breakthrough, i.e. becoming the next Deep Learning. In order to chart the possibilities as well as challenges, we sat down at Sentient and at GECCO 2018 with a number of EC experts in both academia and industry to share their ideas about where AI is heading, and the role evolutionary computation can play in its future. The result is a collection of video interviews; they are organized around a number of specific questions so that you can explore those of interest to you. You can check out the collection at https://www.sentient.ai/labs/experts.
Sentient plans to add more experts to this page in the future, so let us know if you’d like to contribute your point of view to this collection!