"Seems pretty odd for this t..."


by Alexei Andreev Mar 4 2016

Seems pretty odd for this to rely on Bayes Rule. Is that just a temporary thing?


Eliezer Yudkowsky

"Prior probability" doesn't rely on Bayes's Theorem, but the notion of a Bayesian prior does - it's a deeper concept and to understand it requires things like understanding the prior probability of sequences or prior probability functions. It's definitely not a concept you could acquire without Bayes's Theorem.

Alexei Andreev

So then should the title of the page be "Bayesian prior"?