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Wolfram Alpha Is Bigger Than Google

by | 30th, April 2009

WOLFRAM Alpha is the creation of British-born physicist Dr Stephen Wolfram.

Says he of his technology at a demonstration at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society:

“Our goal is to make expert knowledge accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.”

Wolfram Alpha answers internet users’ questions by looking at dat form live feeds. It can work out data , rather than taking data from big databases.

Says he:

“Like interacting with an expert, it will understand what you’re talking about, do the computation, and then present you with the results.”

And answers are in “natual langauge” –  the user can just say what they want with no need for esoteric terms.

Questiosn asked in simple terms; questison answered in simple terms. It aims to be instinctive.

Says Wolfram:

“We thought there would be a huge amount of ambiguity in search terms, but it turns out not to be the case.”

Indeed, you’d marvel at how many ways people can search for “porn”…

Posted: 30th, April 2009 | In: Technology Comment | TrackBack | Permalink