There are many things which I haven't committed to memory but which I know where/how to find, the mass of a uranium atom for instance or my brother-in-law's telephone number. I want to give my AI Asa H the ability to use an external electronic library. Such an auxiliary memory would then expand Asa's knowledge without slowing down its regular search.
What we want is more than a robot librarian. We want to retrieve individual facts, not whole books. I am looking at the universal decimal classification system for one thing.