Loki is a simple simulation of a one-dimensional world populated with simple coloured agents that replicate when they have enough energy. Their colour and ability to acquire energy is inherited from their parent. Over time the evolution of different coloured germlines produces continually interesting and varying patterns.
Proof of concept that robots can be used as intermediaries between bees and zebra fish. Simple zebra fish behaviour (e.g. clockwise swimming) is detected and mimicked by a zebra fish robot and the robot’s behaviour communicated to a bee robot changes its behaviour to affects the behaviour of its bee friends. And vice-versa. Maybe the beginning of interspecies communication mediated via embodied AI?
Subtle changes in behaviour may warn of early-onset of Parkinson’s Disease before it becomes diagnosable. One question is how to measure this? PDLab have published research detecting PD using machine learning to analyse users’ typing pattern, which is a pretty clever, unobtrusive source of data.
Similarly, this research demonstrates that early-onset Alzheimers can be seen through changes in writing style (example table below taken from paper).
Patterns of linguistic changes expected in normal aging and dementia
Gradual increase, possible slight decrease in later years
Possible slight decrease/increase
Possible slight increase/decrease
Word class deficit
Pronounced deficit in nouns; possible compensation in verbs
Possible slight increase
No change or gradual decline, possible rapid decline around mid-70s