I am implementing a module which finds based on user interactions on an online portal to find which attributes of a certain product and what values for those products influence the buyer to choose the said Item.
My employers have suggested me to use Genetic Algorithm to achieve this. I have started implementing and found even the initial population generation to be a bit ineffective. Before I go further with this I would like your thoughts whether 'Genetic Algorithm' is the right way or is there a better way to go about this.
For me each genome is a list of attributes and their corresponding values.
Eg. genome 1: Color: Black, Material: wool, thread count:5 genome 2: Color: white, Handwash: yes, Dry clean only: No
Its a mixture of different attributes and their values. Am I going about this the wrong way?