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irrational thinking is adaptive

rross
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4/28/2014 2:32:40 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I just read a paper that argues that limited decision-making systems will inevitably make systematic errors in processing information if they try to process more than a limited amount, even if those systems are perfect (but finite). But that optimal decision-making will occur if the system takes on more information, even if that leads to systematic errors, rather than limiting the information processed.

Or, in other words, that irrationality is inevitable.

I thought it was kind of interesting, and wondered if anyone had an opinion.

http://www.cs.tau.ac.il...
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4/28/2014 2:38:46 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/28/2014 2:32:40 AM, rross wrote:
I just read a paper that argues that limited decision-making systems will inevitably make systematic errors in processing information if they try to process more than a limited amount, even if those systems are perfect (but finite). But that optimal decision-making will occur if the system takes on more information, even if that leads to systematic errors, rather than limiting the information processed.

Or, in other words, that irrationality is inevitable.

I thought it was kind of interesting, and wondered if anyone had an opinion.

http://www.cs.tau.ac.il...

OMG just found this paper.

http://www.public.asu.edu...

Even systematic errors in decision making are reduced in the presence of society.

There we are. Morality in action. :)