Today MIRI released a new technical report by visiting researcher Katja Grace called “Algorithmic Progress in Six Domains.” The report summarizes data on algorithmic progress – that is, better performance per fixed amount of computing hardware – in six domains:
- SAT solvers,
- Chess and Go programs,
- Physics simulations,
- Mixed integer programming, and
- Some forms of machine learning.
Algorithm improvements appear to contribute roughly as much new computing performance per year as new hardware.
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