The project I talked about in this post led to a paper at ALIFE 2021, which has now been released!
The abstract and a link to the pdf can be found here. I am stoked, to say the least.
Not much more to say here - super happy about that. It's been a blast to work with all the others on that paper, exchanging ideas and just being hype about new results.
By the way, the project is open source and can be found here.
Being at the ALIFE conference was also awesome - lots of extremely smart and likeminded people, and the organization was top notch. The introductions in the Slack channel were very interesting, there were some memes, and of course, some very awesome keynotes. All in all, an awesome experience.