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  • (Good, 1965b) ⇒ Irving John Good. (1965). “Speculations Concerning the First Ultraintelligent Machine.” In: Advances in computers Journal, 6(31).
  • (Good, 1965a) ⇒ Irving John Good. (1965)."The Estimation of Probabilities: An essay on modern Bayesian methods." MIT press.
    • OVERVIEW: The problem of how to estimate probabilities has interested philosophers, statisticians, actuaries, and mathematicians for a long time. It is currently of interest for automatic recognition, medical diagnosis, and artificial intelligence in general. The main purpose of this monograph is to review existing methods, especially those that are new or have not been written up in a connected manner. The need for nontrivial theory arises because our samples are usually too small for us to rely exclusively on the frequency definition of probability. Most of the techniques described in this book depend on a modern Bayesian approach. The maximum-entropy principle, also relevant to this discussion, is used in the last chapter. It is hoped that the book will stimulate further work in a field whose importance will increasingly be recognized.


  • (Good, 1965a) ⇒ Irving John Good. (1958). “The interaction algorithm and practical Fourier analysis.” In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B (Methodological).