Modelling and measuring open-endedness
York Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis
Department of Computer Science, University of York, YO10 5DD
Generating open-ended (OE) systems is a major and as yet unachieved goal of ALife research. Here I discuss aspects of defining, modelling, and measuring OE. I apply a simple model of OE to itself, thereby expanding the concept, to demonstrate how truly open and vast open-endedness is.