Maximum Causal Entropy – Adaptive Systems and Intelligence
A short stimulating paper named “Causal Entropic Forces” was recently published in the prestigious Physical Review Letters by A.D. Wissner-Gross and C.E. Freer that is quite startling in the applicability of its conclusions. The authors claim to have begun to formalize a mathematical framework capturing a fundamental relationship between intelligence and entropy maximization.
“Entropy measures the number of internal arrangements of a system that result in the same outward appearance. Entropy rises because, for statistical reasons, a system evolves toward states that have many internal arrangements. A variety of previous research has provided “lots of hints that there’s some sort of association between intelligence and entropy maximization,” says Alex Wissner-Gross… On the grandest scale, for example, theorists have argued that choosing possible universes that create the most entropy favors cosmological models that…
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