The Origin of the Speeches: Language Evolution through Collaborative Reinforcement Learning
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- Walshe R. (2001) The Origin of the Speeches: Language Evolution through Collaborative Reinforcement Learning. In: de Antonio A., Aylett R., Ballin D. (eds) Intelligent Virtual Agents. IVA 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2190. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This research focuses on the artificial creation of the conditions that were necessary or facilitated language in its evolution. I propose a model for a system that has the capability to allow a complex communication protocol to evolve. In human language learning, the adult humans have already mastered the language and use their knowledge to teach infant humans. 50.000 B.C. (or whenever) when there were no adult masters of language, what conditions were necessary for the language-less homo sapiens to start developing the first language? Can machines evolve a language in a similar manner across generations? This research deals with facilitating the genesis of a communication system using evolutionary computation and reinforcement learning when initially none of the conspirators have mastered the system.
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