Re: "Boy with Incredible Brain"

From: Philip Goetz (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2006 - 08:19:02 MST

On 3/23/06, Dani Eder <> wrote:
> >
> No single person is smart enough to design and build
> a space station. I feel it is likely that no single
> person will be smart enough to design an AGI.
> The way complicated projects get done is to break it
> down into smaller pieces and give those pieces to
> individuals with specialized knowledge and skills.
> So for an AGI, if you want to make use of a savant,
> find some piece of the project suited to their
> specilized abilities and have them work it.

Perhaps their specialized memory abilities would let them
keep track of all the pieces.

Napolean was a kind of savant; he once looked at a battle
map showing the placement of about a thousand artillery
pieces, and quickly pointed out where two guns had been left out.

- Phil

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