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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: Floreano, Dario and Nicoud, Jean-Daniel and Mondada, Francesco, eds. Advances in Artificial Life 5th European Conference. Lecture Notes in Computer Science . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 13-20. ISBN 978-3-540-66452-9. E-ISBN 978-3-540-48304-5. (doi:10.1007/3-540-48304-7) (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) (KAR id:21776)

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Abstract

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: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/3-540-48304-7
Additional information: Proceedings paper
Uncontrolled keywords: emergence test; artificial life; design language; elementary interaction; emergent behaviour
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2009 10:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21776 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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