I am not OP. I have no idea what this has to do with Cockshott. I did not write the script either.
It's some variation on the classic genetic algorithm, this time applied to machine learning algorithms. There are plenty of fields in computer science that are rigorous, but "machine learning" is not one of them. Most of the work there is based on unfounded guesses and "data scientists" never seem to be able to explain why certain models work better for certain problems than others, or why the constants were chosen, etc. They just randomly change shit until they get the result they wanted. Which is coincidentally roughly the same thing the linked script is doing.