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Practically, when optimizing VAE, you assume that prior $p(z)\sim N(0,1)$; i.e. the unit Gaussian distribution. However, in testime you sample z from $p(z|x)$; the encoder model. Why is that? Let's go back to the start. We have a model $p_{\theta}(x)$ and the data $\{x_1, ..., x_N\}$. Solving the maximum log-likelihood problem, we have \...