Channon, AD ORCID: (2003) Improving and still passing the ALife test: Component-normalised activity statistics classify evolution in Geb as unbounded. In: Artificial Life VIII: proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Artificial Life. MIT Press, Cambridge, 173 -181.

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Bedau, Snyder & Packard’s (1998) classification system for long-term evolutionary dynamics provides a test for openended evolution. Making this ALife test more rigorous, and passing it, are two of the most important open problems in the field. Previously (Channon, 2001) I presented the result that ‘Geb’, a system designed to verify and extend theories behind the generation of evolutionary emergent systems (Channon & Damper, 2000), has passed this test. However I also criticised the test, most significantly with regard to its normalisation method for artificial systems. This paper details a modified normalisation method, based on component activity normalisation, that overcomes these criticisms. It then presents the results of the revised test when applied to Geb, which indicate that this system does indeed exhibit open-ended evolution.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 10:41
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 11:19

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