Open-ended novelty is one of the goals of ALife. We use a recent definition of open-endedness, stated in terms of system models and meta-models, to demonstrate how the Stringmol Automata Chemistry achieves variation, innovation and emergence in a replicator-parasite system. We also show how Stringmol's self-modifying code allows certain of these novelties to be exploited within the system itself, while others are only externally observed.
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@inproceedings(Stepney2020:ALife:innov, author = "Susan Stepney and Simon Hickinbotham", title = "Innovation, Variation, and Emergence in an Automata Chemistry", pages = "753-760", doi = "10.1162/isal_a_00265", crossref = "ALife-2020" ) @proceedings(ALife-2020, title = "ALife 2020, Montreal, Canada (virtual), July 2020", booktitle = "ALife 2020, Montreal, Canada (virtual), July 2020", publisher = "MIT Press", year = 2020 )