Artificial Life: An Overview (Complex Adaptive Systems) by Christopher G. Langton

By Christopher G. Langton

Artificial life, a box that seeks to extend the position of synthesis within the research of organic phenomena, has nice capability, either for unlocking the secrets and techniques of lifestyles and for elevating a number of annoying matters -- medical and technical in addition to philosophical and moral. This booklet brings jointly a sequence of evaluation articles that seemed within the first 3 problems with the groundbreaking magazine Artificial Life, besides a brand new advent by means of Christopher Langton, Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Life, founding father of the self-discipline, and Director of the unreal existence application on the Santa Fe Institute.

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Gene duplications increase the memory from m to m + 1 (with frequency Pdupl) while leaving the actual strategy unchanged. This corresponds to duplicating the genome, for example, 1011 ~ 10111011. Gene duplication is a neutral mutation, which increases the size of the evolutionary search space without affecting the phenotype. Additional point mutations can then give rise to new strategies without shorter memory equivalents. Finally, the split mutation keeps only a randomly chosen half of the genome with frequency Psplit.

In Figure 4c we have (p. 8). Here we find rather irregular wave activity and expanding patches with all four memory 1 strategies present. By decreasing q, we move into a region dominated by spiral waves (which break into smaller fragments because of mutations) (see Figure 4b). Varying the payoff matrix also affects the nature of the evolutionary dynamics. A tendency toward constancy of the qualitative nature of the spatiotemporal dynamics during the evolutionary process is seen, so that one may, for example, have strategies that evolve toward longer memory while the dynamics constantly is spatiotemporally chaotic [51).

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