Driven by compression progress

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Abstract

I argue that data becomes temporarily interesting by itself to some self-improving, but computationally limited, subjective observer once he learns to predict or compress the data in a better way. Curiosity is the desire to create or discover more data that allows for compression progress. This drive motivates exploring infants, pure mathematicians, composers, artists, dancers, comedians, yourself, and recent artificial systems. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)3540855629
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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