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A reward-driven model of Darwinian fitness

Teichmann, J., Alonso, E. & Broom, M. (2015). A reward-driven model of Darwinian fitness. Paper presented at the 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence (IJCCI 2015), 12-14 Nov 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.


In this paper we present a model that, based on the principle of total energy balance (similar to energy conservation in Physics), bridges the gap between Darwinian fitness theories and reward-driven theories of behaviour. Results show that it is possible to accommodate the reward maximization principle underlying modern approaches in behavioural reinforcement learning and traditional fitness approaches. Our framework, presented within a prey-predator model, may have important consequences in the study of behaviour.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: Darwinian Fitness, Reward, Prey-predator Co-evolution
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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