Newsgroups: sci.lang, comp.ai.philosophy, comp.ai.nat-lang
From: Peter Olcott <OCR4Screen>
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2012 14:42:50 -0500
Local: Sat, Oct 6 2012 3:42 pm
Subject: Re: What is Needed to Teach a Computer to Read?
On 10/6/2012 2:18 PM, casey wrote:
> On Oct 6, 7:21 am, Peter Olcott <OCR4Screen> wrote:I also have about a hundred-fold more persistence that the average person.
>> On 10/6/2012 8:36 AM, casey wrote:> On Oct 6, 6:02 am, Peter Olcott <OCR4Screen> wrote:
>>>> I would say it like this, some things that are considered by others to
>>>> be personality disorders because they have some dysfunctional effects
>>>> also have beneficial effects. To this extent that these things have
>>>> beneficial effects they are not disorders.
>>>> For example commission sales people are required to have huge egos
>>>> because the degree of rejection that they face would crush the spirit of
>>>> anyone else.
>>> Sure but the bottom line is do they make the sales or do they just
>>> talk about the big sales they are going to make?
>> In any case over-sized egos are a mandatory to survival in this field.
>> If they only have big egos and make no sales, then they make no commission.
> Same is true for anyone without a track record (no sales) claiming
> they are going to invent a super AI once they figure out the correct
> and their connections.
> Over sized egos are a dime a dozen. That you may need one to succeed
> Those who make great discoveries don't do it from ignorance using
If one does not accept they they are great, then greatness will never be
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