Can physics explain the evolution of consciousness, intelligence & free will? Sara Walker & Chiara Marletto are using constructor theory to explain the emergence of sophisticated observers, in a project funded by the Foundational Questions in Science Institute. Read more here.
Postdocs Doug Moore, Gabriele Valentini and graduate student Hikaru Furukawa are headed to Tokyo for ALIFE 2018, the 2018 conference on artificial life. Here's the full list of presentations:
Douglas Moore, Michael Levin & Sara Walker 'Pattern Generation in Coupled Networks' - read about it here.
Gabriele Valentini, Douglas Moore, Jake Hanson, Ted Pavlic, Stephen Pratt & Sara Walker 'Transfer of Information in Collective Decisions by Artificial Agents' - read about it here.
Hikaru Furukawa & Sara Walker 'Major Transitions in Planetary Evolution' - read about it here.
Sara Imari Walker