Best method for agent learning?
Ive made an artificial life simulator where agents begin with simple, randomly generated neural networks but develop strategies and complex behaviors through natural selection. However, they remain with their behaviors until they die and cannot change them. I was hoping to somehow modify the neural networks, use reinforcement algorithms, or do something so that they could adapt as they lived. The inputs right now are whether an herbivore/carnivore/plant is to their left/right/front/proximity, and their health status. Energy is gained by eating the type of food theyre supposed to. There is no way for herbivores to judge whether or not carnivores are dangerous right now since they will just be eaten, but i guess I could change it so that an herbivore has a certain probability of surviving. What would be the best way to implement adaptive learning for this kind of simulator?