Introduction to Artificial Life Model Theory through Coding

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2018/7/28
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ALIFE Lab.
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Introduction to Artificial Life Model Theory through Coding

ALIFE Lab.
In recent years, “ALife (artificial life)” which approaches the essence of life by simulating its life on a computer, has been attracting renewed attention. This book is a unique one in which you can experience the various theoretical models of ALife such as cellular automata and boid models by implementing them with sample code written in Python.
Compared to AI, which is superior in the ability to organize and “optimise” miscellaneous information, ALife, which is characterized by “creating new nature”, is considered to support a wide variety of creative activities by humans, and its application is applicable to all areas requiring creativity, such as design, games, art, and architecture.
近年、コンピュータ上で生命の営みをシミュレーションすることで生命の本質に迫る「ALife(人工生命)」が改めて注目されている。本書は、セルラーオートマトンやボイドモデルなど、ALifeのさまざまな理論モデルを、Pythonで書かれたサンプルコードで実装しながら体験できるユニークな一冊。
雑多な情報を整理し「最適化」する能力に優れるAIに比べ、「新しい自然を創造する」という特徴を持つALifeは、人間の多様な創造活動を支援すると考えられ、その応用はデザイン、ゲーム、アート、建築など創造性が求められるあらゆる分野に適用可能である。
 
 

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Publisher: O’Reilly Japan
Co-authored: Mizuki Oka, Takashi Ikegami, Dominique Chen, Norihiro Maruyama, Ryuta Aoki

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