Virtual Organisms by Mark Ward

Virtual Organisms by Mark Ward

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This text is a "tour d'horizon" of who is developing what artificial life around the world today. The author has interviewed the leading researchers and developers of artificial life and has some scary predictions for the directions in which they take us.

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This text is a "tour d'horizon" of who is developing what artificial life around the world today. The author has interviewed the leading researchers and developers of artificial life and has some scary predictions for the directions in which they take us. Telephone traffic is now so large that it can't be run by a single program, so BT are experimenting with various species of small "ant" programs which are autonomous and can breed and evolve better offspring by trial, error, and natural selection. Meanwhile harmless artificial life forms are already loose on the Internet; computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve randomly like their biological counterparts. Protein-based computers are on the agenda: a team in Japan aim to build an organic brain as clever as a puppy. The convergence of technology with biology has big implications. Artificial life today is evolving beyond even its designers' control.

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SKU GOR003292886
Title Virtual Organisms
Author By (author) Mark Ward
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 308
ISBN 10 0333724828
ISBN 13 9780333724828
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This text is a "tour d'horizon" of who is developing what artificial life around the world today. The author has interviewed the leading researchers and developers of artificial life and has some scary predictions for the directions in which they take us. Telephone traffic is now so large that it can't be run by a single program, so BT are experimenting with various species of small "ant" programs which are autonomous and can breed and evolve better offspring by trial, error, and natural selection. Meanwhile harmless artificial life forms are already loose on the Internet; computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve randomly like their biological counterparts. Protein-based computers are on the agenda: a team in Japan aim to build an organic brain as clever as a puppy. The convergence of technology with biology has big implications. Artificial life today is evolving beyond even its designers' control.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR003292886
Title Virtual Organisms
Author By (author) Mark Ward
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 308
ISBN 10 0333724828
ISBN 13 9780333724828
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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