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56 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 August 2007 05:57PM

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Comment author: Robin_Hanson2 08 August 2007 05:54:21PM 1 point [-]

Eliezer, compare giving a probability distribution over the feature vector of a particular apple (giving a value for each feature), versus a probability distribution over the vector of vectors that describes the features of each apple in the set "all the apples in the world." Surely the second vector has more info, in an entropy or any other sense.

Comment author: pnrjulius 05 May 2012 09:46:10PM 3 points [-]

It certainly has more predictive power for future apples!