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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 December 2007 11:08PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 10 December 2007 08:37:17PM 4 points [-]

ME, such an analogy is deeply inappropriate. Simulated annealing and genetic algorithms are rather nitwit, inefficient algorithms that AI programmers use because current programs can't abstract and compress and leap across the search space the way that humans do. Rationality is not about random noise and selection, or it would take humans millions of years to think anything significantly complex.