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First published 30 July 2014

Towards designing artificial universes for artificial agents under interaction closure

Martin Biehl, Christoph Salge and Daniel Polani

Abstract (Excerpt)

We are interested in designing artificial universes for artificial agents. We view artificial agents as networks of highlevel processes on top of of a low-level detailed-description system. We require that the high-level processes have some intrinsic explanatory power and we introduce an extension of informational closure namely interaction closure to capture this. Then we derive a method to design artificial universes in the form of finite Markov chains which exhibit high-level processes that satisfy the property of interaction closure. We also investigate control or information transfer which we see as an building block for networks representing artificial agents.