Category Archives: Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram and The Power to, …, erm

In a few weeks Wolfram|Alpha will finally be unveiled and we will see if it can live up to its promise. There was a great article on hplus magazine by Rudy Rucker, whose life seems to have been entwined with Wolfram for a long time. Rudy seems to have got an early dose of the [...]

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Wolfram|Alpha questions

I think Doug’s question about well-formed questions deserves some more thought. Wolfram think they’ve cracked the issue of the questions we’ve asked with their natural language processing, but can they? What will it do with questions deliberately constructed to be difficult, either because of the amount of computational power required, or because they are self-referential? [...]

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Wolfram|Alpha, how?

I’m itching to try out Wolfram|Alpha, and one thing I’m curious about is the nature, or depth of the solutions it will offer. If I were to ask: what would be the velocity of a point mass falling for 10 seconds under gravity, will I get the answer: Technorati Tags: answers, Wolfram|Alpha

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Wolfram|Alpha banned…

… just imagine having access to Wolfram|Alpha in a physics (or any other?) exam! Technorati Tags: alpha, SAS, wolfram

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Wolfram|Alpha goes viral

I passed the note about Wolfram | Alpha to a friend who is a very highly respected academic linguist with a mathematical background, and he passed this on a friend who is very much into AI stuff. I showed him this website and he was shocked, because he says that given this guy’s record (unbearable [...]

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I’m not sure if I’m on the same planet as Stephen Wolfram, founder of Wolfram Research – the people behind Mathematica – but I’d like to be. In his recent blog post Stephen Wolfram tries to answer some of these questions: What is Wolfram|Alpha, then? It’s going to be a website: With one simple [...]

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