Artificial life

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Artificial life (commonly Alife or alife) is a field of study which examines systems related to life, its processes, and its evolution. This is done with simulations using computer models, robotics, and biochemistry.[1] There are three main kinds of alife,[2] named for their approaches: soft,[3] from software; hard, from hardware; and wet, from biochemistry. Artificial life imitates traditional biology by trying to recreate biological phenomena.[4] The term "artificial life" is often used to specifically refer to soft alife.[5]

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  4. Christopher Langton. "What is Artificial Life?". Retrieved 2007-01-19.
  5. John Johnston, (2008) "The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI", MIT Press