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Mid-Course Review at Artificial Life
 Cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers off to a
 successful start

 FRANKFURT, November 24, 1999—Artificial Life Deutschland AG, a subsidiary of
 Boston-based Artificial Life, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIF), has been on the German
 market for roughly six months and has started a global e-commerce partnership
 with PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung GmbH Deutschland. The
 first joint product concentrates on the interaction between ALife-PortfolioManager™
 and OTMS (Order Transportation and Management System).
 Worldwide marketing of e-business solutions planned
 In the future, e-business solutions are to be offered worldwide in cooperative
 agreements with international partners such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Our
 experience and technology are the ideal complement to the extensive consulting
 services offered by PricewaterhouseCoopers. With PricewaterhouseCoopers as a
 partner, we will offer e-business products on a worldwide basis," said Eberhard
 Schöneburg, president and CEO of Artificial Life at a press conference in Frankfurt.
 In the joint project, PricewaterhouseCoopers will be responsible for management
 consultation while Artificial Life will provide the technology, the products and
 implementation. In Germany, the company will concentrate on the development of
 Internet solutions for banks and financial services providers as well as the
 marketing of the products in the German-speaking area. "Since we primarily want
 to appeal to financial services providers with our products, we have chosen

 Frankfurt as our base in Germany," continued Schöneburg.
 Four products in use - new products planned
 Currently, Artificial Life has completed four products based on its SmartEngine™
 technology. This multi-use technology makes Internet software robots (smart bots)
 capable of behaving intelligently and communicating with Internet users in natural
 language. ALife-WebGuide™ resides on companies' Web pages and helps the
 visitor with navigation. ALife-Messenger™ can be used in e-mail customer service
 and support and automates replies to e-mail messages. To support Internet direct
 marketing, the Boston-based company developed ALife-Smart Text Analyzer™
 which analyzes human-to-bot communications. The newest product,
 ALife-PortfolioManager, assists financial analysts in managing and optimizing
 portfolios. Three additional products (Personal Tutor, Knowledge Manager and Call
 Center Agent) are currently being developed.
 Business trend exceedingly positive
 Since its market introduction on NASDAQ in December 1998, Artificial Life has
 trended very strongly. In the meantime, Artificial Life has opened offices in Boston,
 New York, St. Petersburg, Lucerne, and Frankfurt. Corporate headquarters are
 located in Boston, research and development takes place in St. Petersburg, and
 the international sales office is based in New York.
 In the last 12 months, the number of employees has soared from approximately 13
 to 250. In the third quarter results, the income from licenses - at roughly one
 million U.S. dollars for this quarter alone - was much higher than the revenues from
 services for the first time since the initial public offering. "Artificial Life is a fast
 growing Internet company, explained Schöneburg. As far as the organization for
 the remainder of the company, the bot technology is broken down into four solution
 areas: bot-supported customer relationship management (eCRM), e-commerce,
 Internet-based financial services applications, and knowledge management. This
 differentiates these service areas and as a result of the customer orientation
 developed in this manner, they can quickly position themselves in the respective
 MobilCom Deutschland AG, an Artificial Life customer, has a bot named Kim who
 assists interested persons with the purchase of mobile telephones. Artificial Life is
 building Web sites, equipped with SmartEngine technology, for Liechtenstein
 Global Trust (LGT). An additional Artificial Life project has resulted in net-tissimo,
 the first bot-based e-commerce shopping application in Switzerland, developed
 under a joint venture with Bon appetit.
 Artificial Life Deutschland AG
 The activities of the German subsidiary are concentrated on the marketing of the
 products and the development of e-business applications based on ALife products.
 "There is currently a great need for intelligent automated solutions for new
 business models on the Internet," Uwe Noelke, senior vice president for sales and
 marketing of Artificial Life Deutschland AG, described the present market situation.
 "In order to satisfy demand, we will hire a total of 80-100 new employees as
 Internet specialists, Java programmers, banking consultants, project managers,
 technology consultants, and management engineers by the end of the year 2000.
 In addition, we will enter into cooperative agreements with new media agencies and
 OEM partners who will integrate our software into their own products in order to
 improve their own solutions," continued Noelke. OEM partners are software houses
 that offer Internet applications or infrastructure software for the Internet.
 Cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers
 For PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung GmbH, the cooperation with
 Artificial Life is the logical consequence of the consideration that the widespread
 use of smart bots is automating the human - e-business interface and thus offers
 competitive advantages. "One goal of the global partnership is the joint
 development and implementation of smart bot-based customer solutions," said Dr.
 Kurt Glasner, member of management / e-business partner of
 PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung GmbH Deutschland.
 Concomitant with this step, PricewaterhouseCoopers has secured the right of use
 to all Artificial Life products.
 The first product under the cooperation is the interaction of ALife-PortfolioManager
 and OTMS as a solution for financial services providers. PortfolioManager manages
 the model portfolio and optimizes it with regard to its risk/yield profile. The model
 portfolio is then handed over to the OTMS Portfolio Management System where the
 optimized model portfolios are used for compliance checks with individual
 customer portfolios or groups of customer portfolios (automatic rebalancing).
 PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung GmbH
 PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung GmbH is one of the leading
 management consulting firms in Germany. With approximately 1,800 employees, it
 consults with business enterprises in all sectors as well as public and private
 organizations in all issues relating to corporate strategy and planning,
 reengineering, change management, and information technology. Within the
 worldwide network of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm operates in over 150
 countries and in all important financial centers.
 PricewaterhouseCoopers Unternehmensberatung is part of the PwC Deutsche
 Revision group. With current revenues of roughly DM 1.8 billion, the group is one of
 the leading firms in the areas of auditing, management consulting, tax and legal
 consulting, corporate finance, and human resource consulting.
 Artificial Life, Inc.
 Founded in 1994, Artificial Life, Inc., (NASDAQ: ALIF), develops and markets
 intelligent software robots for the Internet. ALife technology is typically used in
 CRM (customer relationship management, KM (knowledge management),
 e-commerce and Internet-based financial services applications such as portfolio
 management. Artificial Life is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
 and maintains subsidiaries in Germany, Switzerland, and Russia.
 Additional information can be found on the World Wide Web at
 "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Artificial Life, Inc.'s business
 which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks
 and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could
 cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking
 statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for
 the most recently ended fiscal year.

 For further information please contact:
 Rhonda Cook Public Relations Manager
 Artificial Life, Inc. U.S.A.
 Tel: (+1) - 617-266-5542
 Fax: (+1) - 617-266-5779
 E-mail: rhonda.cook@artificial-life.com
 Uwe Noelke
 Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing
 Artificial Life Deutschland AG
 Tel: +49 - 69 - 79 30 08-0
 Fax: +49 - 69 - 79 30 08-33
 E-mail: uwe.noelke@artificial-life.com
 Sandra Werning
 Trimedia Communications Deutschland GmbH
 Tel: +49 - 69 - 9622 19-0
 Fax: +49 - 69 - 9622 19-96
 E-mail: sandrawerning@fra.trimedia.de  

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