We are merging Artificial Intelligence with Artificial Life principles to develop modular technologies optimizing life-like materials, processes and systems.

Artificial Life (AL) involves the development of smart functional materials with properties of living systems (self-reproducing, adaptive, evolving, information carrying, possessing a metabolism). Artificial Intelligence (AI) involves the use of computer-based methods for learning and optimization. These technologies hold promise for transformational advances in areas as diverse as synthetic biology, drug development, personalized medicine, robotics, unconventional computing, manufacturing, catalysis, new materials and ecological restoration.