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"Life" is a definition humans use to classify objects according to the types of behavior humans perceive as unique to living creatures. Scientists and philosophers tend to define something as "alive" if it manifests some specific properties found in living organisms, such as self-replication, adaptation to the environment, homeostasis and capability to ...


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If you read Steven Levy's book, Artificial Life,you will find, as I did, the distinction between biological and "artificial" life blurred. If you think about it, what exactly is "life", anyway? A set of complex systems with emergent behavior capable of evolution and adaptation. A prototypical biologist may not define life that way. Indeed, he would, not ...


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AFAIK, pain is produced by the nervous system (after the realease of chemicals), so no AI suffers. AI does not (yet) possess a life (and I don't think this will ever happen). A definition of life from the dictionary: the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional ...


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Yes it has been tried. In fact there is a whole field, dubbed Genetic Programming. There is an annual competition to obtain "Human-Competitive" algorithms, and many instances of those have been found over the years.


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Wikipedia describes life as a characteristic of "physical entities having biological processes". The same source also describes a simulation as "the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time." If a digital neural net was to listen to me prattle on for long enough it could learn to speak as if it were me. It would have my ...


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I like to take an "animist" approach. (It has been suggested to me that part of the reason Japanese designs are so effective is because of the cultural affinity for the concept per the Shinto tradition. For instance, the thing where people put little eyes on everything;) I like to think of how my dog, who is terrified of the vacuum cleaner, would regard ...


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Image recognition is an important application of AI techniques, as images usually act as sensory input for further problems to be solved. For example, a self-driving car needs to take into account its environment; it needs to recognise the path/road it is driving on, obstacles, other traffic, traffic signs, etc. All this is visual input which needs to be ...


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Artificial Life is far from a dying field, but it is not an AI specific field. That doesn't mean it can't lead to a great educational and publication objective under the AI flag. Don't worry about peaks. You won't be able to predict those upper harmonics. Look at the principle harmonic which is showing a ten thousand year rise in artificial recreations of ...


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Imho, it is life. Example: consider the possibility that we synthesized from completethe DNA of a human being, with zero atoms from another human, and grew said human in a lab. Most (and myself) would agree that creature is alive. Although there are many opinions that differ, my own is that there is no absolute line to draw between something that is ...


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It wouldn´t be considered alive if it doesn´t have vital fuctions such as nutrition, relation with the enviroment and reproduction. While the first is easy (use a battery) and the second is the one we are developing right now (basically the Inteligence part of an AI) giving programming skills to an AI, aka the ability to reproduce, isnt widely considered a ...


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