## Wolfram|Alpha? – Computing we were promised 50 years ago?

March 5, 2009 by un1crom

An interesting approach to knowledge mentioned in Stephen Wolfram’s blog:

But what about all the actual knowledge that we as humans have accumulated?

A lot of it is now on the web—in billions of pages of text. And with search engines, we can very efficiently search for specific terms and phrases in that text.

But we can’t compute from that. And in effect, we can only answer questions that have been literally asked before. We can look things up, but we can’t figure anything new out.

Let’s see where this goes!

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on March 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm |Daniel TunkelangIndeed, let’s see it. Until then, I have a bridge to sell, you, real cheap. 🙂