Monday, May 18, 2009

A New Kind of Search Engine

Stephen Wolfram's computational knowledge engine WolframAlpha is live. Instead of listing search hits like traditional search engines, WolframAlpha computes an answer. You can type in gene sequences or gravity on Jupiter or cheeseburger or the weather on the day and place you were born. It's in its early stages, but already this is a revelation. Here is video of Wolfram discussing the project.