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Rise of the Self-Replicators

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-48234-3

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In this book the authors provide a chronological survey and comprehensive archive of the early history of thought about machine self-reproduction and evolution. They discuss contributions from philosophy, science fiction, science and engineering, and uncover many examples that have never been discussed in the Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Life literature before now. In the final chapter they provide a synthesis of the concepts discussed, offer their views on the field’s future directions, and call for a broad community discussion about the significant implications of intelligent evolving machines.

Subject: Computer Science, Artificial Life (ALife), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Evolutionary Computing, Robots, Self-replicants, Self-replicating Machines, History of Science, History of Technology