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Re: Re: Wolfram/Alpha

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  • Subject: [mg97354] Re: [mg97311] Re: Wolfram/Alpha
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:26:53 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <got8as$ghi$1@smc.vnet.net> <200903081054.FAA21669@smc.vnet.net>

you've failed to specify the number-base.Peter

2009/3/10 Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>

> Hi,
>
> it is already well known that the answer will be "42"
>
> Regards
>    Jens
>
> Ingolf Dahl wrote:
> > I am not involved, and know nothing about it, so I can speak open about
> it
> > without risking being killed for that (hopefully!). I am as curious as
> > anyone.
> >
> > There is more to read beneath the following link
> >
> >
> http://www.twine.com/item/122mz8lz9-4c/wolfram-alpha-is-coming-and-it-could-
> > be-as-important-as-google
> >
> > Saturday morning (March 7, 2009) I found the following on Wikipedia,
> > "Wolfram Alpha":
> > "Wolfram|Alpha is a new futuristic search engine equipped with artificial
> > intelligence, to be introduced in May 2009 by Wolfram Research. Its
> > spiritual father, Stephen Wolfram, explains that it will be able to
> > translate natural language into a format comprehensible to computers and
> > search through trillions of pieces of curated data and millions of lines
> of
> > algorithms to provide the user with a valuable answer."
> >
> > In the same evening, the entry was deleted, since it met Wikipedia's
> > criteria for speedy deletion "as an article about a web site, blog, web
> > forum, webcomic, podcast, browser game, or similar web content that does
> not
> > indicate the importance or significance of the subject."
> >
> > What to say about that?
> >
> > Ingolf Dahl
> > Sweden
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: dbreiss at gmail.com [mailto:dbreiss at gmail.com]
> >> Sent: den 8 mars 2009 11:54
> >> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> >> Subject:  Re: Wolfram/Alpha
> >>
> >> As you might expect, any who are in the know, and who tell,
> >> would have to kill or be killed.
> >>
> >> Suffice it to say that it is very interesting and will grow
> >> into something quite overarching.
> >>
> >> --David (who wants to remain alive)
> >> http://scientificarts.com/worklife
> >>
> >>
> >> On Mar 7, 2:39 am, magma <mader... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> I just read the latest intriguing blog entry on the Wolfram site.
> >>> It reports the May 09 opening of the the Wolfram/Alpha
> >> site: a sort of
> >>> omniscient super google cum curated data, if I understand well.
> >>>
> >>> Does anybody knows a bit more (and is willing to speak :-) ) ?
> >>>
> >>> What I find also amazing is that this project must have engaged a
> >>> considerable amount of WRI resources, financial time and human, yet
> >>> they managed to keep all this very quiet.
> >>>
> >>> Exciting isn't it?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>


-- 
Peter Lindsay



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