Artificial Life

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Life is a process which can be abstracted away from any particular medium

- John von Neumann

Artificial Life either refers to the field of study of life and its origin through artificial models (Ranging from abstract models to biochemical simulations); or generalizations of the process of life; or to the simulated models which, according to the Strong Alife Hypothesis, are forms of life on par with biological entities.

Strong Alife Hypothesis

This position is exemplified by Tierra's creator, Thomas Ray Tom Ray, who has claimed that "The intent of this work [Tierra] is to synthesize rather than simulate life" [1]

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References

  1. Evolution, Ecology and Optimization of Digital Organisms, Thomas S. Ray, School of Life & Health Sciences, University of Delaware, link, p.3