Via KurzweilAI.net — This sure sounds a lot like artificial intelligence to me.
|Innovation: The dizzying ambition of Wolfram Alpha
|New Scientist Tech, Nov. 17, 2009
Stephen Wolfram wants Wolfram Alpha to generate knowledge of its own.
Alpha has been exposed to more utterances than a typical child would hear in learning a new language, allowing it to get smarter at understanding how people phrase their requests, he says.
“You’ll be able to ask it a question, and instead of it using knowledge that came out of a method invented 50 years ago it will invent a new method on the fly to answer it.”
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