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Tom Barbalet

Biota LIVE: Understanding Artificial Life


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What is artificial life? How does it change biology, philosophy, psychology and computation? What are the impacts of artificial life? Each week, Tom Barbalet chats with a different artificial life developers, academics, users and musers.

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Through the development of a philosophy of artificial life, a recurring question is what can be learnt in the study that is applicable to the real world. This episode explores one such topic.

Following a tour of the UK, Europe and the East Coast, Bruce Damer returns to Biota Live with the current state of the EvoGrid. Where will he be doing his PhD? What will the EvoGrid look like? Will he be summoning the EvoGrid in some... more

With so many topics discussed on Biota Live, it appears an ideal time to return to the periodic short-topic show relating to outstanding questions in the artificial life community.

With a new book, an ongoing wet artificial life company, MIT Press' Artificial Life Journal and the International Society of Artificial Life, Mark Bedau offers a number of topics of discussion for Biota Live.

Zann returns to Biota Live to discuss a number of topics only briefly discussed when she was last on Biota Live and also to explore some new topics.

Following his initial appearance on Biota Live, Larry Yaeger returns to the podcast to discuss a number of topics in greater detail including algorithms and teaching artificial life.

With the discussion of EvoGrid deep, the idea of projects pooling resources and aiding development should not be forgotten.

There has been much discussion about teaching artificial life. This topic is explored in great detail in this show.

Through the shows to-date there has been an ongoing discussion about artificial life as a hobby. This topic has never been discussed specifically. Now is the time to talk on this.

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