Self-improving systems are dynamical systems with specified
goals that attempt to improve their ability to reach their goals as
Self-improving systems are often modeled using
microeconomics as expected utility maximisers.
Such agents may be seen as practicing the art of improving
their ability to acquire space, time and resources - and then
converting them into utility.
Humans are a type of self-improving system - though their
capacity to improve themselves is typically rather limited.
Successful companies are also a type of self-improving system.
Large organisations such as governments - and the entire
man-machine civilization - also qualify as being
Biological self-improving systems may be considered to
god's utility function.
Some of the modern interest surrounding self-improving
systems centres on the possibility of building
intelligent, artificial self-improving systems.
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