From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jun 25 2002 - 13:47:46 MDT
If Turing had *also* proved Godel's Theorem, and done von Neumann's work in
designing the first computers, then his achievements might be considered
comparable to Einstein's or Newton's, I reckon...
But ultimately, who cares? It's the amount of discovery that's interesting,
not how it's distributed among discoverers, of course...
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> Subject: RE: Seed AI (was: How hard a Singularity?)
> On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> > Computer science in general seems to have benefited from collective
> > intelligence at least as much as from "lone genius" style intelligence.
> > Progress in CS has been as substantial as that in physics, yet
> we don't have
> > CS heros on the order of Einstein or Newton to look up to.
> Not yet...
> My vote is for Alan Turing, and I have a computer named in his honor
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