Installing life’s principles in technology.



Alternative Machine is a group of researchers who is pursuing practical applications for new theories and information technology developed out of research into artificial life (ALife). We partner with ALife researchers within and without Japan to act as the world’s only technology enterprise specializing in ALife. Our mission is installing life’s principles in technology. Rather than pursuing technology for the sake of optimization and efficiency, we instead explore ways of developing new technology imbued with life – such as love, friendliness, and a sense of presence.


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