Tim Taylor is a scientist, author, and coder of artificial life technology, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has particular interests in open-ended evolution, web-based artificial life, and the history of artificial life.
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Tim Taylor

artificial life, open-ended evolution, artificial intelligence and other crazy ideas

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Book published!

I am pleased to announce that my new book Rise of the Self-Replicators: Early Visions of Machines, AI and Robots That Can Reproduce and Evolve is now published!

03 Aug 2020

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One of my favourite papers that received relatively little attention

Redrawing the Boundary between Organism and Environment (2004). I describe a biosemiotics-inspired approach to modelling the evolution of sensing, action and behaviour in computational systems. The paper received very positive comments from the reviewers, but hasn't made much of an impact in the years that followed. I'll soon be embarking on some new experimental work based upon these ideas!

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A new website, at last!

Revamping my old website has been on my to-do list for a very long time! After 15 years of service, it was certainly in need of some modernisation. I finally found some time during the COVID-19 lockdown to develop a completely new site.

23 May 2020

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