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Bootstrapping of memetic from genetic evolution via inter-agent selection pressures

@article{Guttenberg2021BootstrappingOM,
  title={Bootstrapping of memetic from genetic evolution via inter-agent selection pressures},
  author={Nicholas Guttenberg and Marek Rosa},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2104.03404}
}
We create an artificial system of agents (attention-based neural networks) which selectively exchange messages with each-other in order to study the emergence of memetic evolution and how memetic evolutionary pressures interact with genetic evolution of the network weights. We observe that the ability of agents to exert selection pressures on each-other is essential for memetic evolution to bootstrap itself into a state which has both high-fidelity replication of memes, as well as continuing… 

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