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A quick introduction to Markov Network Brains

By cliff on February 24, 2015 in Research / 2 Comments
A quick introduction to Markov Network Brains

In a later post I’m going to introduce a new artificial life system which I’m working on. This new system is based on Markov Network Brains so I figured I’d take a little time to talk about them. Markov Brains use binary variables and arbitrary logic to implement deterministic or probabilistic  finite state machines. They have been used to study behavior, character recognition and game theory among other topics. The majority of the work with Markov Brains has been done in Chris Adami’s lab.  A Markov Brain consists of 3 parts : a set of binary variables called the Brain State a collection of logic gates connections between the variables and the gates