Re: Predictions & duplications

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Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 09:20:06 -0700

Juergen Schmidhuber writes:
> But there is no uniform prior over all programs!
> Just like there is no uniform prior over the integers.
> To see this, just try to write one down.

I think there is. Given a program of length l, the prior probability
is 2^(-l). (That is 2 to the power of negative l.) The length of a
program is defined by interpreting it using self-delimiting rules as
is customary in the AIT analysis of Greg Chaitin.

Hal Finney
Received on Mon Oct 15 2001 - 11:32:42 PDT

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