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Study of co-evolution between genes and memes using artificial life methods and replicator theory

Supervisor: prof. Ing. Vladimír Kvasnička, DrSc.

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Project description:Evolutionary methods of artificial life and replicator theory will be used to study co-evolution between genes and memes. A population will be composed of complexes built from one gene and one meme: the complex will be called an m-gene. The propagation of m-genes in the population will be based on following three elementary operations: 1) replication (m-gene is replicated onto another m-gene - a descendent, which may contains a mutated version of the parental m-gene; 2) interaction (a memetic transfer from a donor to an acceptor) and 3) extinction (m-gene is eliminated out of the population. By computational simulations "in silico" we shall study a co-evolution between memes and genes and identifz various mechanisms of evolution of memes in population. The results of this study will enable to identify various mechanisms of social learning in multiagent systems, during which a transfer of knowledge (memes) is carried out from one agent to another.
Kind of project:VEGA ()
Department:Institute of Applied Informatics (FIIT)
Project identification:1/0804/08
Project status:Successfully completed
Project start date :01. 01. 2008
Project close date:31. 12. 2010
Number of workers in the project:2
Number of official workers in the project:0