Artificial life meets entertainment: lifelike autonomous agents

  title={Artificial life meets entertainment: lifelike autonomous agents},
  author={Pattie Maes},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • P. Maes
  • Published 1 November 1995
  • Engineering
  • Commun. ACM
The relatively new field of artificial life attempts to study and understand biological life by synthesizing artificial life forms. To paraphrase Chris Langton, the founder of the field, the goal of artificial life is to “model life as it could be so as to understand life as we know it.” Artificial life is a very broad discipline which spans such diverse topics as artificial evolution, artificial ecosystems, artificial morphogenesis, molecular evolution, and many more. Langton offers a nice… 

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