Sunday, September 20, 2015

Unassimilated memories, library use

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.

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