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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-31719-2-ch188
Pages 1222-1223
First published 2 September 2013

Testing Biological Models for Non-linear Sensitivity with a Programmability Test

Hector Zenil, Gordon Ball, Jesper Tegnér

Abstract (Excerpt)

We address the question of what kind of test could be implemented to establish whether an artificial system is living or not with a computability and programmability test as advanced in [2]. We claim that necessary conditions for life are non-linear behavioural variability and sensitivity to external stimuli.