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ablatt89

Perhaps this can be modeled mathematically (non-rigorously)? For some problem space C with dimensionality d, a mechanical or biological system can be described by the tuple s = (x0, x1, ..., xd) which describes a starting, stable configuration of the system, with some room for variance s + y = (x0 + y0, x1 + y1, ... xd + yd). The stable conditions for the system might be described as extrema on a hypersurface or hypervolume of C. Then for some chaotic function f, f(s) -> s', where s' is another point on on hypersurface describing the system, if f is chosen properly, it will result in the system evolving to another saddle point on the hypersurface describing that biological or mechanical system.

The question then is it possible to model the hypersurface with some anayltical equation, and what's the iterative, Chaotic function that will optimize f(s) finding another local saddle point on the hypersurface.

andybar007

Love this. Read the whole incerto. Great examples, too.

frog360

Do boats swim? The question doesn't make sense. In a similar fashion, is the end goal of artificial intelligence actually artificial stupidity? Haha. "IT'S TOO ACCURATE TO PASS THE TURING TEST AND THEREFORE FAILED IT!!!!"

Great read, thanks Jake

sr.ht

demi-deus, Shivan state. While this freedom has granted us the technological wealth of the modern world, it ultimately remains a folly, since even the most shielded and fault-tolerant systems will eventually succumb to chaos[0]. The best we can do is add longevity, the most effective methods for which[1] begin to ape biology and embrace chaos and global non-determinism. [0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25218687 [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_computingI suppose research physicists have far more developed philosophies along these lines. We do live in interesting times.