Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

Unnamed comments on Worse Than Random - Less Wrong

25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2008 07:01PM

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (99)

Sort By: Old

You are viewing a single comment's thread. Show more comments above.

Comment author: Unnamed 29 January 2010 05:06:37PM 7 points [-]

Eliezer stated his point more precisely in the original post:

As a general principle, on any problem for which you know that a particular unrandomized algorithm is unusually stupid - so that a randomized algorithm seems wiser - you should be able to use the same knowledge to produce a superior derandomized algorithm.

I'd recommend engaging with that formulation of his point, rather than with Silas's summary (which is what you've quoted).