David Kirkpatrick

April 7, 2009

Wolfram|Alpha

Filed under: Media, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 7:06 pm

This sounds incredibly cool. So much so that I happned to catch the Kurzweil tweet in the middle of the night last night and immediate hit the site to sign up for updates. If I end up getting a sneak preview I’ll be sure to do a new post.

For those who aren’t familiar with Stephen Wolfram, he’s the guy behind Mathematica, among other feats of computational genius.

From KurzweilAI.net:

Wolfram|Alpha: Searching for Truth
H+, April 6, 2009

“[Computational knowledge engine] Wolfram|Alpha will raise the level of scientific things that the average person can do,” Stephen Wolfram told computer scientist/science-fiction writer Rudy Rucker.

“People will find that the world is more predictable than they might have expected. Just as running Google is like having a reference librarian to help you, running Wolfram|Alpha will be like having a house scientist to consult for you.”

Audio interview

 
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