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Amortized Monte Carlo Integration

  title={Amortized Monte Carlo Integration},
  author={Adam Goliński and Frank Wood and Tom Rainforth},
Current approaches to amortizing Bayesian inference focus solely on approximating the posterior distribution. Typically, this approximation is, in turn, used to calculate expectations for one or more target functions - a computational pipeline which is inefficient when the target function(s) are known upfront. In this paper, we address this inefficiency by introducing AMCI, a method for amortizing Monte Carlo integration directly. AMCI operates similarly to amortized inference but produces… 

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