The Hutter Prize reflects that we cannot compress natural language by as much as we would expect:
"...in 1950, Claude Shannon estimated the entropy (compression limit)
of written English to be about 1 bit per character . To date, no
compression program has achieved this level."
It is inspired by the work of Marcus Hutter to show that compression can be used as a functional definition for intelligence.
The idea of the prize is the old one that we (can't predict, and thus