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Stochastic Simulation of Inherited Kinship-Driven Altruism

Kazakov, D and Bartlet, M. (2002) Stochastic Simulation of Inherited Kinship-Driven Altruism. Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, 1 (2). pp. 183-196. ISSN 1476-3036

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The aim of this research is to assess the rˆole of a hypothetical inherited feature(gene) promoting altruism between relatives as a factor for survival in the context of a multi-agent system simulating natural selection. Classical Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism are compared, and the principles of the latter are implemented in the system. The experiments study the factors that influence the successful propagation of altruistic behaviour in the population. The results show that the natural phenomenon of kinship-driven altruism has been successfully replicated in a multi-agent system, which implements a model of natural selection different from the one commonly used in genetic algorithms and multi-agent systems, and closer to nature.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Computer Science (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 29 May 2009 10:21
Last Modified: 29 May 2009 10:21
Status: Published
Publisher: The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6563

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