The mixture of Gaussians generative model
• First pick one of the k Gaussians with a probability that is
called its “mixing proportion”.
• Then generate a random point from the chosen
• The probability of generating the exact data we observed
is zero, but we can still try to maximize the probability
– Adjust the means of the Gaussians
– Adjust the variances of the Gaussians on each
dimension (or use a full covariance Gaussian).
– Adjust the mixing proportions of the Gaussians.