Thursday, March 05, 2009

Stephen Lifts the Lid on Wolfram|Alpha

We finally have said something public to say about Wolfram|Alpha. The tagline for the proudct is "Computational Knowledge Engine", and Stephen's blog post introduces the concept this way:

Fifty years ago, when computers were young, people assumed that they’d quickly be able to handle all these kinds of things.

And that one would be able to ask a computer any factual question, and have it compute the answer.

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