Ep 143: Emergent self-replication with Amoeba

Emergent self-replication with Amoeba

Did life come from chaos? If it did, could you get artificial life to do the same thing? As I’m repeating the experiment, with some difference, I thought I’d talk about Amoeba—an artificial life simulation that caused self-replicating bits of software to emerge from randomly generated code. I provide a general overview, and then talk a little bit about how it relates to my project.

Here are links to the previous episodes that relate to today’s episode.

Ep 82: DNA that does nothing?

Ep 103: Tierra, bits bytes and life

Here’s a link to an article about Amoeba.

Artificial life with Amoeba