Floating-point rounding errors as an energy source: In one simulation, robots learned that small rounding errors in the math that calculated forces meant that they got a tiny bit of extra energy with motion. They learned to twitch rapidly, generating lots of free energy that they could harness. The programmer noticed the problem when the robots started swimming extraordinarily fast.
@phooky it crossed my mind as well ^^!
@neauoire Whoops. That'll give rise to the robots!
That's what makes AI fun, describing unforeseen consequences as a matter of intelligence :D
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