Definitions for "Artificial life"
A new area of research in which a "life-form" is created within the computer and is used to test evolutionary theories or theories of life-form behavior.
The reproduction of biological processes or organisms and their behavior by means of artificial components (programs) in computer systems, in order to draw conclusions about reality.
A sequence of outputs produced from a computer program that are presented with an initial configuration of points (the "organism") and a set of rules (the "genetic code") to generate subsequent generations of the organism. Artificial life is modeled on evolution by natural selection. Certain initial configurations and rules can produce visually pleasing images. This is thus one technique for generating computer art.