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The Autodidactic Universe

@article{Alexander2021TheAU,
  title={The Autodidactic Universe},
  author={Stephon H. S. Alexander and William J. Cunningham and Jaron Lanier and Lee Smolin and Stefan Stanojevic and Michael W Toomey and Dave Wecker},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2104.03902}
}
We present an approach to cosmology in which the Universe learns its own physical laws. It does so by exploring a landscape of possible laws, which we express as a certain class of matrix models. We discover maps that put each of these matrix models in correspondence with both a gauge/gravity theory and a mathematical model of a learning machine, such as a deep recurrent, cyclic neural network. This establishes a correspondence between each solution of the physical theory and a run of a neural… 
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