August 14, 2006
Knowledge is compression

I totally buy the premise of the Hütter prize: I find the idea that compression = intelligence totally intuitive. I can't remember any of the references, but as far as I can recall the conjecture that what dreams are for is compression is quite old. I think it is questionable if the conjecture "compression = intelligence" goes well with the term lossless. I would expect intelligence to be very much about lossy compression instead (oh, they cover that in the FAQ ).

If nothing else this is the best science-book promotion I have ever seen. I'm totally buying that too.

Posted by Claus at August 14, 2006 12:37 PM | TrackBack (0)
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