Artificial Life - Computer Science

Artificial life is an interdisciplinary science focused on artificial systems that mimic the properties of
living systems, utilising evolutionary simulations in computer models, robotics and biochemestry.
In the popular press there is often a confusion between artificial intelligence and artificial life, Rodney Brooks sums up the differences neatly by pointing out that Artificial Intelligence researchers are interested mostly in perception, cognition and generation of action, whereas researches involved with Artificial life focus on evolution, reproduction, morphogenesis and metabloism.

Suggested further reading on this topic

'Computer Power and Human Reason - From Judgment to Calculation'
by Joseph Weizenbaum (first published 1976)
Published by Penguin 1993, ISBN 0-14-017911-9

‘Turing’s Man - Western Culture in the Computer Age’
by J. D. Bolter
Pubished by Pelican Books, 1986 ISBN 0-14-022657-5

‘The Age of Intelligent Machines'
by Raymond Kurzweil
MIT Press 1990 ISBN 978-0262610797

‘Artificial Life - A Report from the Frontier Where Computers meet Biology’
by Steven Levy
Pubished by Pantheon, 1992 ISBN 978-0679407744

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