Re: the virtues of noise

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 09:09:01 MST

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Mitchell Porter wrote:

> According to Bishop94 above, for example, it amounts
> to adding an extra term in the loss function, and it is possible to get
> the same benefit without some dangers by modifying the algorithm
> directly instead of training with noise.

Er, sorry, not the loss function. On closer examination it looks like a
function that represents the cost of different trained networks - it looks
like a term that approximates the prior probability of a network.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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