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Passive and Driven Trends in the Evolution of Complexity

@article{Yaeger2008PassiveAD,
  title={Passive and Driven Trends in the Evolution of Complexity},
  author={Larry S. Yaeger and Virgil Griffith and Olaf Sporns},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2008},
  volume={abs/1112.4906}
}
The nature and source of evolutionary trends in complexity is difficult to assess from the fossil record, and the driven vs. passive nature of such trends has been debated for decades. There are also questions about how effectively artificial li fe software can evolve increasing levels of complexity. We extend our previous work demonstrating an evolutionary increase in an information theoretic measure of neural complexity in an artificial life system (Polyworld), and introd uce a new technique… 

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