Artificial Life Topics

  • Artificial Consciousness -The idea that people may create devices that are conscious is known as artificial consciousness (AC). This is an ancient idea, perhaps dating back to the ancient Greek promethean myth in which conscious people were supposedly manufactured from clay, pottery being an advanced technology in those days.
  • Artificial Chemistry -An artificial chemistry is a computer model used to simulate various types of systems. The name comes from the fact that an artificial chemistry is in some ways similar to a chemical reaction. Artificial chemistry originated in artificial life but has shown to be a versatile method with applications in many fields such as chemistry, economics, sociology and linguistics.
  • Digital Organisms -A digital organism is a self-replicating computer program that mutates and evolves. Digital organisms are used as a tool to study the dynamics of Darwinian evolution, and to test or verify specific hypotheses or mathematical models of evolution.
  • Evolutionary Art -Evolutionary Art exploits the process of evolution to create an artwork which continually changes according to an evolutionary algorithm. In common with natural selection and animal husbandry, the members of a population undergoing artificial evolution modify their form or behaviour over many reproductive generations in response to a selective regime.
  • Clanking Replicator -A clanking replicator is an artificial self-replicating system that relies on conventional large-scale technology and automation. The term evolved to distinguish such systems from the microscopic "assemblers" that nanotechnology may make possible.
  • Carbon Chauvinism -Carbon chauvinism is the viewpoint in xenobiology that carbon is necessarily the basis of all life on other planets, as carbon's chemical and thermodynamic properties render it far superior to all other elements. There are, however, several other possible bases for life with varying degrees of plausibility.
  • Robotics -In practical usage, a robot is a mechanical device which performs automated tasks, either according to direct human supervision, a pre-defined program or, a set of general guidelines, using artificial intelligence techniques. These tasks either replace or enhance human work, such as in manufacturing, construction or manipulation of heavy or hazardous materials.