Portraying neo-Darwinism’s mechanisms as optimization strategies is wishful thinking.
That there is a design to life is intuitive, but most of us, if challenged on it, would want to be able to defend our intuition persuasively.
It would be interesting to see what fully automated driving would look like in a place like Moldova.
World-class chess, Go, and Jeopardy-playing programs are impressive, but they prove nothing about whether computers can be made to achieve AGI.
New corollary to an old law: Put Darwinian assumptions in, and you will get Darwinian models out.