Lossless compression can be far from what intelligence does because structure of categorization that intelligence performs on the world probably doesn't correspond to its probabilistic structure.
As I see it, intelligent system can't infer many universal laws that will hold in the distant future and will help it in going through life. Instead it prepares a 'toolkit' (long term memory) that enables it to quickly assemble such categorization 'on the spot', from short-term memories and immediate perception. So, for each possible short-term experience intelligent system with given long term memory can create a category (defined by set of activated concepts). Each possible category defines an equivalence class of possible experiences. These categories don't necessarily come with probability labels. On 10/4/07, Russell Wallace <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On 9/23/07, Matt Mahoney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > I realize that a language model must encode both the meaning of a text > > string > > and its representation. This makes lossless compression an inappropriate > > test > > for evaluating models of visual or auditory perception. The tiny amount of > > relevant information in a picture would be overwhelmed by incompressible > > pixel > > noise. > > I don't think that's a showstopper. Clearly the entropy of video is > higher, as a percentage of the uncompressed file size, than is the > case for text, but tests are relative. Suppose the best lossless video > compression achieved at a given time is only 10% (though I think we > could do better than this). A program that improved this to 11% would > still be measurably, objectively better than the competition. > > There is also the consideration that text compression is of no real > value, because frankly text is already small enough that it doesn't > need to be compressed. Better lossless image and video compression, on > the other hand, apart from being of more potential relevance to AI > would also be of value in its own right - there are a lot of > situations where it would be better to not have to throw away any of > the information. > > ----- > This list is sponsored by AGIRI: http://www.agiri.org/email > To unsubscribe or change your options, please go to: > http://v2.listbox.com/member/?& > -- Vladimir Nesov mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] ----- This list is sponsored by AGIRI: http://www.agiri.org/email To unsubscribe or change your options, please go to: http://v2.listbox.com/member/?member_id=8660244&id_secret=49565102-0f698e