Thursday, September 1, 2011

Group of Geniuses & Coordination Philosophy

“It is a mistake to assume that effective coordination will result if we take nodes that are individually good problem solvers and then simply give these nodes a communication interface so that they can exchange messages. Coordination is not achieved just through exchanging information; nodes must reason about what that information represents and how exchanging information will affect their individual and group behavior performance. (Durfee et. al, 1989)”

I guess brilliant computer scientists are doing just as great as the philosophers in exploring truth.

E. H. Durfee, V. R. Lesser, and D. D. Corkill. "Trends in Cooperative Distributed Problem Solving". IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 1(1):63–83, 1989.