Testing for emergence in artificial life

Ronald, Edmund M. A. and Sipper, Moshe and Capcarrere, Mathieu S. (1999) Testing for emergence in artificial life. In: 5th European Conference in Artificial Life (ECAL’99), September 13–17, 1999, Lausanne, Switzerland. (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. In the absence of a formal definition, researchers in the field would be well served by adopting an emergence certification mark which would garner approval from the Alife community. We propose an emergence test, consisting of three criteria-design, observation, and surprise for conferring the emergence label.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Proceedings paper
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: 29 Sep 2009 10:49
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 08:20
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21776 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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