Re: Mike Perry's work on self-improving AI

Ken Clements (
Wed, 08 Sep 1999 09:37:27 -0700

J. R. Molloy wrote:

> Because perfect performers (with full time photographic memory) have
> difficulty with creativity, innovation, and abstract learning -- aptitudes
> which enhance the ability to solve new problems. Selection pressures
> attenuate perfect memory in favor of problem solving capability.

William H. Calvin begins chapter 5 of _The Cerebral Code_ with this quote from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

"Some people do not become thinkers simply because their memories are too good".