Distributed Bayesian Reasoning

The Meta-Reasoner

Part of the Distributed Bayesian Reasoning series

In the Introduction to Distributed Bayesian Reasoning, we argue that the rules of Bayesian inference can enable a form of distributed reasoning. In this article we introduce the idea of meta-reasoner, which is the hypothetical fully-informed average juror. The meta-reasoner resembles the average juror in that it holds prior beliefs equal to the average beliefs of the participants, but it is fully-informed because it holds beliefs for every relevant sub-jury.