The open-endedness of a system is often defined as the continual production of novelty. Here we report on recent work by Banzhaf et al. [Theory in Biosciences, 2016] that pins down this concept more rigorously. We define several types of novelty that a system may exhibit, and classify these as variation, innovation, and emergence. We also define an architecture suitable for building simulations of open-ended novelty-generating systems.
@inproceedings(Stepney-CCS-2016, author = "Susan Stepney and Guillaume Beslon", title = "Open-Endedness: Definitions and Shortcuts", pages = "6pp", crossref = "EvoEvo2-2016" ) @proceedings(EvoEvo2-2016, title = "2nd EvoEvo Workshop, CCS 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands", booktitle = "2nd EvoEvo Workshop, CCS 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands", year = 2016 )