# intuition that VP=?VNP is (not?) connected to P=?NP

recently there has been major progress into the VP=?VNP problem for algebraic circuits originated by Valiant, inspiring some optimistic outlook on its eventual or imminent resolution.[1]

what is an outline/ overview of an intuition that VP=?VNP is connected or not (closely?) connected to the P=?NP problem?

am looking for "not complex" or "straightforward" sketches or constructions, not necessarily "rigorous".

[1] Recent Progress on Arithmetic Circuit Lower Bounds / Ramprasad Saptharishi, Bulletin of EATCS

The field of arithmetic circuit complexity has lately seen a flurry of results. Several of these results are centered homogeneous depth four circuits, and come tantalizingly close to separating the algebraic analogue of P from the algebraic analogue of NP.

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