All of AntonS's Comments + Replies

Thanks a lot! Now I have access, and  I've just updated my application. I haven't found a "save" button or anything like that, but I assume it works without it (when I reopen my application in Airtable, it shows the updated version of the application).

Yep, editing works without save button.

Thanks a lot for organizing this!! This is a really great thing.

I submitted my application, and now I'm trying to make some last-minute edits. I clicked on the "this link" link in the application conformation email, successfully created an Airtable account, clicked on "this link" again, requested "access to interface", and now I'm waiting for an approval to get access and edit my application. Is this how it's supposed to work? Or is this a bug to be fixed before applicants can update their applications? Thanks again!

Sorry about that! I had a more optimized process here at the beginning, but I had to work around an Airtable sharing issue (applicants could see who else had gotten access to the Airtable, which of course is a privacy problem) and this required having people manually request access. I should clarify this in the confirmation email.

Thanks, very interesting discussion! Let me add some additional concerns pertaining to FEP theory:

  • Markov blankets, to the best of my knowledge, have never been derived, either precisely or approximately, for physical systems. Meanwhile, they play the key role in all subsequent derivations in FEP. Markov blankets don't seem to me as fundamental as entropy, free energy, etc., to be just postulated. Or, if they are introduced as an assumption, it would be worthwhile to affirm that this assumption is feasible for the real-world systems, justifying their key ro
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This paper does just that. It introduces a 'blanket index' by which any state space can be analyzed to see whether a markov blanket assumption is suitable or not. Quoting MJD Ramstead's summary of the paper's results with respect to the markov blanket assumption:   Note the assumption is that the environment is at a nonequilibrium steady state, not a heat-death-of-the-universe steady state. My reading of this is that it is an explicit assumption that probabilistic inference is possible.