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143 Post author: BrandonReinhart 02 May 2011 07:08AM

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Comment author: JohnH 03 May 2011 08:20:39PM *  5 points [-]

The idea is that they are sharing their information and findings so that while they are less efficient then working constantly on the problem they are able to point out possible solutions to each other that one person working by himself would be less likely to notice except through a longer process. As there would be between 4-5 people working on the project at any one time during the month I assume they would be working in a group and would stagger the times such that a nearly continuous effort is produced. Also, as much of the problem involves thinking about things, by not focusing on the issue constantly they may be more likely to come up with a solution then if they are focusing on it constantly.

This is a hypothetical, I have no idea how many people at Google are interested in AI or how much time they spend on it. I would imagine that there most likely are quite a few people at Google working on AGI as it relates directly to Google's core business and that they work on it significantly more than one hour a month each.

(edit the comment with intelligence and Eli was a pun.)

Comment author: bogdanb 14 May 2011 09:22:27AM 2 points [-]

the comment with intelligence and Eli was a pun.

I don’t get it. I can haz Xplanation?

Comment author: JohnH 14 May 2011 03:29:05PM 2 points [-]

The word Eli can also be used for god, hence the pun.

Comment author: bogdanb 15 May 2011 01:49:15PM 1 point [-]

Oh :-)