What is Lenia?


“From Conway to Lenia” tutorial

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Tutorial @ ALIFE 2021

5 grand challenges in the study of Lenia:

  1. Automated discovery - How to discover Lenia creatures through automated algorithms?
  2. Emergent agency - Can we train Lenia creatures as emergent agents using machine learning?
  3. Swarm cognition - Can higher-level cognition emerge in swarms of Lenia creatures?
  4. Open-endedness - Can we achieve open-ended evolution with Lenia?
  5. Turing completeness - Is Lenia able to perform universal computation like a computer?