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11 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 December 2008 09:20PM

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Comment author: Emile 04 December 2008 12:03:23PM 0 points [-]

douglas:

What the heck does the theory of relativity have to do with AI? The theory of relativity's only worth is that it gives an accurate description of how the universe works.

Your system might have some common mathematical grounds with relativity, but I don't think that makes it "based on the Theory of Relativity". Or at least, the validity of the theory of relativity doesn't say anything about how applicable the mathematical models are applicable to your domain. Sounds like marketese hype to me.

(Sorry for the somewhat agressive diverging issue; I don't have much to say about the main post beyond "I want to see more about that", or "I'm curious as to what Robin will answer")