Questions tagged [artificial-life]

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Artificial life simulator that is fully embodied and passes open endedness tests

Geb is an alife simulation that as far as I know passes all of the tests we have tried to come up with in defining open endedness. However, when you actually run the code, the behavioral complexity ...
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Why is the status of artificial life software so under-developed?

I'm interested in self replicating artificial life (with many agents), so after reviewing the literature with the excellent Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines I started looking for software ...
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Is it possible to create intelligence with metaprogramming?

The computer is made up of NAND conditional statements. And "conditional statements that read and write conditional statements" must exist. For example "Modify conditional statement 2 if conditional ...
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Can we use the Tierra approach to optimize machine code?

Thomas Ray's Tierra is a computer program which simulates life. In the linked paper, he argues how this simulation may have real-world applications, showing how his digital organisms (computer ...
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Why is image recognition a key function of AI?

Image recognition, in the context of machine vision, is the ability of software to identify objects, places, people, writing and actions in images. Computers can use machine vision technologies in ...
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Can an artificial intelligence suffer?

As a piece of computer code, it's tempting to think that artificially intelligent systems can't have feelings. So, can an artificial intelligence suffer?
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Is Artificial Life a dying field?

I'm just curious as to the state of the field, since I'm planning to have it as my AI grad school specialization. From what I've observed, it peaked in the 90s to the 2000s, but it is seen as more of ...
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Is artificial life really life or not?

I define Artificial Life as a "simulation" or "copy" of life. However, should it be considered a simulation or copy? If one had motivation and money, someone could theoretically ...