Posts tagged ‘wolframalpha’


May 17th, 2009

Jyri showed me a new “search engine” that just got out of private beta, called Wolfram|Alpha. I put “search engine” in quotation marks because it’s actually much more than that. It’s really clever natural language parsing combined with a reasoning engine that seems very powerful. The goal of Wolfram|Alpha is to make all the world’s knowledge not only searchable but also computable. Quite a formidable challenge, but only seeing these first steps makes me think this could be possible.
Check this screencast if you don’t believe me…