Using Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms as Building Blocks for Artificial Life Simulations

  • Gerd Beuster
Conference paper


Artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms are used very often in artificial life simulations. In this paper we describe Artificial Life Environment (ALE). ALE uses neural networks and genetic algorithms, among other parts, as building blocks to set up artificial life simulations.


Neural Network Genetic Algorithm Building Block Cellular Automaton Artificial Life 


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  1. [1]
    Gerd Beuster, Artificial Life Environment, Master’s thesis, University Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, 1999, http://www.unikoblenz. de/gb/ale/ Scholar
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    A. K. Dewdney, Simulated evolution: wherein bugs learn to hunt bacteria, Scientific American, May 1989.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerd Beuster
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  1. 1.AI Research GroupUniversity Koblenz-LandauGermany

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