09-20-02, 11:45 PM
I am currently looking for links to artificial life computer programs. Preferably these should have a graphical interface and be compatable with WindowsNT.
If anyone knows any, I would greatly appreciate your listing them here.
09-28-02, 02:51 PM
And I see either nobody knows any, there are none, or everyone just wants me to go insane.
The answer is nobody knows what you mean. I have a little screen wallpaper that has a sheep running round on the screen climbing the sides of windows and generally doing fun things.
Is this artificial life ? That is a serious question ! If you mean something that has intelligence, well .... First we need to figure out what intelligence is, and then wait a few years, maybe decades and I might be able to supply something.
Oh, if you want something that grows and replicates, I think I can get a copy of the bugbear or similar virus I can arrange to be sent to you. <grin>
10-24-02, 04:52 PM
Preferably something self replicatin and non pathogenic.
Tierra, Avida, Geanpool, and Darwin's pond are examples.
Amazing what you can find through Google just by searching for "Alife" or "Artificial Life".
p.s. If you take an interest in this and find interesting sites, consider contributing to the first link above.
Real AI software does not exist as a stand alone high level program. Otherwise, everybody would be using it like Microsoft Office. Work is underway at a no-name agency for a you-know-what application. My understanding is that the chief architect is using a recursive algorithm which is eating up more resource than producing any result. Throwing more terraflops into it may not be the answer.
There are some Bayesian netwroks out there in various labs that may help depending on what your needs are.
10-27-02, 03:46 PM
sadly 98% of all alife sites contain the same scraps of info or have not been updated in a few years.
Also nearly all bots are either without any sort of interface or are purely reactive to human created text. *sigh* :(
10-27-02, 03:49 PM
... or they are just over styalized calculators
Does the "Sims" game count?? If so, then you may want to visit the The Creatures Community (http://www.creatures.co.uk) and visit Lucy at Cyberlife Research (http://www.cyberlife-research.com).
In general, it looks like the Alife community (http://www.alife.org) is still relatively small. The only real work in this that I've heard of is in the following areas:
Games (see above).
Study of Swarms.
Study of Emergence.
Oh, you might also want to see what you can dig up at Kurzweil Artificial Intelligence (http://www.kurzweilai.net).