University of Hertfordshire

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Towards Designing Artificial Universes for Artificial Agents under Interaction Closure

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationALIFE 14
Subtitle of host publicationProcs of the 14th Int Conf on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems
PublisherMIT Press
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventALIFE 2014 - New York, United States
Duration: 30 Jul 20142 Aug 2014


ConferenceALIFE 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


We are interested in designing artificial universes for artificial agents. We view artificial agents as networks of highlevel processes on top of of a low-level detailed-description system. We require that the high-level processes have some
intrinsic explanatory power and we introduce an extension of informational closure namely interaction closure to capture this. Then we derive a method to design artificial universes in the form of finite Markov chains which exhibit high-level processes that satisfy the property of interaction closure. We also investigate control or information transfer which we see as an building block for networks representing artificial agents

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