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The Difference Between Optimizing and Evolving

Artificial intelligence does one. Humans do the other.

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Artificial intelligences are not alive.

They do not evolve. They may iterate and optimize, but that is not evolution. Evolution is random mutation in a particular environment. Machine learning, by contrast, is directed toward particular, preprogrammed ends. It may be…

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Team Human is a manifesto — a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature.

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Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Team Human, Present Shock, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://teamhuman.fm

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