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Nat­u­ral Abstraction

TagLast edit: 10 Oct 2022 17:45 UTC by Raemon

The Natural Abstraction hypothesis says that:

Our physical world abstracts well: for most systems, the information relevant “far away” from the system (in various senses) is much lower-dimensional than the system itself. These low-dimensional summaries are exactly the high-level abstract objects/​concepts typically used by humans.

These abstractions are “natural”: a wide variety of cognitive architectures will learn to use approximately the same high-level abstract objects/​concepts to reason about the world.

(from “Testing the Natural Abstraction Hypothesis”)

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