A term referring to when Alexander the Great sliced the Gordian Knot with his sword. A reference to solving an insoluble problem with decisive yet unexpected and indirect means.
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The Age of Spiritual Machines: Glossary By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Intelligent Machines, Chapter Three: Mathematical Roots By Ray Kurzweil