This paper reviews recent patents that make use of Interactive Evolutionary Computation (IEC) technology. The patents are classified into optimisation in engineering design, health management, consumer surveying, music generation and image processing. It is pointed that the coupling of multi-objective optimisation and IEC in engineering design, the use of prediction tools to reduce user fatigue, engaging multiple users in consumer product surveys are the new areas in IEC research that has shown a trend for commercialisation. The increasing number of recent patents in these areas shows that IEC continues to be a promising solution to meet humanised computational intelligence requirements today and tomorrow.
Keywords: Interactive evolutionary computing, hearing aid fitting, multi-objective optimisation, automatic music composition, consumer surveying, engineering design, humanised computational intelligence
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