Has anyone heard of wolframalpha.com? I just found this (it’s going live Today). This looks like one of the coolest, most useful sites/ideas I’ve ever seen. Wow
Yeah, I heard about it while researching cellular automata (which Wolfram studied) a few months ago…
If anyone reading this is wondering what it is, it’s a semantic search engine - It attempts to extract meaning from your question, rather than merely cross-reference keywords. Here is a recent BBC news article on it
Be sure to watch the introductory video at wolframalpha.com. This a truly remarkable project and I’m sure it will be a big part of all of our lives soon.
I took a look at it yesterday. It looks very promising.
This week’s Science Friday devoted a segment:
It’s in streaming-audio format.