PIRSA:18040110

Algorithmic information theory: a critical perspective

APA

Sterkenburg, T. (2018). Algorithmic information theory: a critical perspective. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/18040110

MLA

Sterkenburg, Tom. Algorithmic information theory: a critical perspective. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 10, 2018, https://pirsa.org/18040110

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_18040110,
            doi = {10.48660/18040110},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/18040110},
            author = {Sterkenburg, Tom},
            keywords = {Quantum Foundations},
            language = {en},
            title = {Algorithmic information theory: a critical perspective},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2018},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:18040110 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Tom Sterkenburg Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitiät München (LMU)

Abstract

Algorithmic information theory (AIT) delivers an objective quantification of simplicity-qua-compressibility,that was employed by Solomonoff (1964) to specify a gold standard of inductive inference. Or so runs the conventional account,that I will challenge in my talk.