Serendipity in Melodic Self-organising Fitness

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  author =       "Roisin Loughran and Michael O'Neill",
  title =        "Serendipity in Melodic Self-organising Fitness",
  booktitle =    "Symposium on Cybernetic Serendipity Reimagined",
  year =         "2018",
  editor =       "Joseph Corneli and Colin Johnson and 
                 Anna Jordanous and Christian Guckelsberger",
  pages =        "13--20",
  address =      "Liverpool, UK",
  month =        "6 " # apr,
  organisation = "Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Grammatical
                 Evolution, ES in Melody Generation, Serendipitous
                 evolution, Critic-based Fitness",
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  size =         "8 pages",
  abstract =     "Employing Evolutionary Strategies (ES) for subjective
                 tasks such as melody writing causes an immediate
                 problem in determining what to use as a fitness
                 measure. By predefining a measure based on genre,
                 musical rules or human opinion, as has been done in
                 previous studies, we may be prematurely limiting the
                 possibilities obtainable by the system, rendering
                 serendipitous discovery impossible. In this paper, we
                 discuss the development of a system that generates its
                 own self-adaptive fitness measure in response to a
                 corpus of evolved melodies. The system dynamically
                 creates new fitness measures, or Critics, in response
                 to new melodies in a cyclical manner with minimum human
                 intervention. Thus it is a closed loop feedback system
                 that develops its own fitness function through a
                 response to its environment. We propose that the
                 development of such a system could lead to more
                 autonomous creativity and that the use of dynamically
                 changing Critics and melodies could encourage the
                 emergence of serendipitous discovery.",
  notes =        "Evolving the Critic. Second Order Cybernetic system.

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