Episode 8: Artificial Life

March 22nd, 2019  •  54 mins 32 secs  •  Download (20.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Can we create life artificially? What would that even mean? Rolf and Joe talk about the field of Artificial Life, or "A-Life", which has worked toward the goal from a number of academic disciplines for the past thirty or so years. They think about different approaches, such as software, hardware, and biological artificial life, and consider what it might take to convince us that we have created something that would be considered life.