RE: Threats to the Singularity: Time...

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 16:46:06 MDT

> > In Novamente, the overall system dynamics has an
> > "evolutionary" nature,
> > which is related to but different from genetic
> > programming as normally
> > conceived
> How are you defining these separately?
> -Martin

Novamente's dynamics are evolutionary in the sense that:

Items (nodes & links & subgraphs) combine w/each other, and are modified
("mutate"), and the chance that an item is selected for one of these
processes is roughly proportional to a measure of "fitness" (the Novamente
"importance" variable)

The difference from GP is that there are a lot of other processes acting on
the same items at the same time as these generally "evolutionary" processes
(logical inference, activation spreading, etc.). This inter-process
dynamical cooperation is intended to lead to useful emergent patterns.

-- ben

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