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Pfeiffer - A Distributed Open-ended Evolutionary System

Langdon, WB; (2005) Pfeiffer - A Distributed Open-ended Evolutionary System. In: Krasnogor, N and Gustafson, S, (eds.) (pp. pp. 7-13). The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour: London, UK.

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Pfeiffer contains a population of fractals which has been evolving continuously for more than three years. The animations are developed from embryos using a Lindenmayer grammar (L-System). These open generative representations potentially allow gene duplication and the evolution of higher order genetic operators and might be a step towards the emergence of social intelligence in swarms of artificial life (alife) agents. The fitness function is simply do the snowflake patterns appeal to the users: interactive evolution (IEC). To this end, images are placed in animated snow globes (computerised snowstorms) by world wide web (www) browsers (Netscape, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) anywhere on the planet. More than 600 people have used http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/W.Langdon/pfeiffer.html

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Pfeiffer - A Distributed Open-ended Evolutionary System
Publisher version: http://www.aisb.org.uk/publications/proceedings/ai...
Additional information: METAS was a one-day symposium in the joint-symposium “Socially Inspired Computing'', in the AISB 2005 Convention “Social Intelligence and Interaction in Animals, Robots and Agents''. http://aisb2005.feis.herts.ac.uk/"
Keywords: genetic algorithms, genetic programming
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/124568
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