Evolved open-endedness, not open-ended evolution

Howard H. Pattee, Hiroki Sayama

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Abstract

Open-endedness is often considered a prerequisite property of the whole evolutionary system and its dynamical behaviors. In the actual history of evolution on Earth, however, there are many examples showing that open-endedness is rather a consequence of evolution. We suggest that this view, which we call evolved open-endedness (EOE), be incorporated more into research on open-ended evolution. This view should allow for systematic investigation of more nuanced, more concrete research questions about open-endedness and its relationship with adaptation and sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-8
Number of pages5
JournalArtificial Life
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Evolution
  • Evolved open-endedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Artificial Intelligence

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