L. B. Soros and Kenneth O. Stanley (2016)
Is Evolution Fundamentally Creative? (short workshop paper)
In: OEE2: The Second Workshop on Open-Ended Evolution at the Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE XV). 2016 (3 pages).


Categorizing, defining, and observing open-endedness are among the most important open research challenges in artificial life. As a step towards addressing these challenges, this paper highlights parallels between open-ended evolution (OEE) and the theory of computational creativity. Exposing this relationship may allow existing empirical tools for quantifying creativity to more clearly illuminate the hallmarks of OEE in artificial life systems.