What makes an optimizer?

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Sep 25, 2022 10:13 AM
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The post poses the question, what an optimizer exactly is. According to the post, an optimizer is a system that is internally searching through a set (consisting of possible outputs, policies, plans, strategies, or similar), looking for things that score high on a given metric or objective function that is represented explicitly within the system.
I think that there is a deep connection between this concept, criticism of behaviorism and inner misalignment.