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Artificial Life Gets Real as Scientists Meet in Japan

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Science  28 Jun 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5270, pp. 1872-1873
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5270.1872


The mathematicians and computer scientists who form the core of artificial-life enthusiasts have long thought that their evolution-inspired computer techniques can model reality—and even create it. Their enthusiasm was much in evidence at A-Life V, held 16 to 18 May in Nara, Japan, where 500 attendees heard about efforts to evolve useful circuit designs and a model of runaway sexual selection. Computers/Math