"The point of 'efficiency' i..."


by Eliezer Yudkowsky Mar 1 2016 updated Mar 1 2016

The point of 'efficiency' is that:

Efficiency is indeed a very powerful property and is often overpowered as an assumption for the conclusion being offered. On the other hand, it's also an important basic idea to understand because an AI which isn't efficient in any domain is not relevant (it must not even be able to play superhuman chess, if it's not efficient at chess).