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60 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 March 2008 04:08AM

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Comment author: hairyfigment 24 May 2013 05:35:25AM *  3 points [-]

Eliezer seems to be substituting the actual meaning of "blue". Now, if we present the AI with the English statement and ask it to assign a probability...my first impulse is to say it should use a complexity/simplicity prior based on length. This might actually be correct, if shorter message-length corresponds to greater frequency of use. (ETA that you might not be able to distinguish words within the sentence, if faced with a claim in a totally alien language.)