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moridinamael comments on Superintelligence via whole brain emulation - Less Wrong Discussion

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Comment author: moridinamael 19 August 2016 02:56:25PM 1 point [-]

Mutations occur randomly and environmental pressure perform selection on them.

Comment author: Vaniver 19 August 2016 02:58:27PM 0 points [-]

Obviously, but "natural selection" is the non-random part of evolution. Using it as a byword for evolution as a whole is bad terminology.

Comment author: moridinamael 19 August 2016 04:07:12PM 1 point [-]

Fair enough. My lazy use of terminology aside, I'm pretty sure you could "breed" an Em via replication-with-random-variation followed by selection according to performance-based criteria.