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The Implications of the No-Free-Lunch Theorems for Meta-induction
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2022
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arXiv
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The important recent book by G. Schurz appreciates that the no-free-lunch theorems (NFL) have major implications for the problem of (meta) induction. Here I review the NFL theorems, emphasizing that they do not only concern the case where there is a uniform prior – they prove that there are "as many priors" (loosely speaking) for which any induction algorithm A out-generalizes some induction algorithm B as vice-versa. Importantly though, in addition to the NFL theorems, there are many free

arXiv:2103.11956v3
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