Design, Observation, Surprise! A test of emergence

Ronald, Edmund M. A. and Sipper, Moshe and Capcarrere, Mathieu S. (1999) Design, Observation, Surprise! A test of emergence. Artificial Life, 5 (3). pp. 225-239. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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The field of artificial life (Alife) is replete with documented instances of emergence, though debate still persists as to the meaning of this term. We contend that, in the absence of an acceptable definition, researchers in the field would be well served by adopting an emergence certification mark that would garner approval from the Alife community. Toward this end, we propose an emergence test, namely, criteria by which one can justify conferring the emergence label.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: artificial life; emergence; Turing test
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2009 10:09
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2014 10:37
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