Re: Retrenchment

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Tue Sep 06 2005 - 13:23:02 MDT

--- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> wrote:

> Sure, I was pleasantly surprised by Baum. Baum had at least one new
> idea and said at least one sensible thing about it, a compliment I'd
> pay also to Jeff Hawkins.

What is the (at least) one new idea and the sensible thing about it,
in the case of Hawkins?

> I bet that if you name three subtleties, I can describe
> how Bayes plus expected utility plus Solomonoff (= AIXI) would do it
> given infinite computing power.

I found a paper by Marcus Hutter on AIXI, but it's 67 pages.
Do you recommend anything shorter?

> I would guess that not many AI people can spot-read the difference
> between:
> p(B|A)
> p(A []-> B)

Not me. What do the brackets mean?

- Phil Goetz

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