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Elementary, my dear Watson

June 17, 2010

In a pleasant surprise, the NYT Magazine has published an excellent article on artificial intelligence. What's more, it appears to be the first in a series. The article is well-written and accessible; it doesn't delve with any of the math, just the inspirations for and results of the AI procedures. It really speaks to the […]

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Data.gov + Wolfram Alpha = Skynet?

May 21, 2009

Data.gov launched today, a surprisingly good-looking archive of government data. It has the potential to be an incredibly powerful resource, but I'll be really exicted when it has more than 47 datasets (and only a handful in CSV; KML is nice, but I don't see Google Earth running any regressions). I'll be patient - the […]

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42

May 16, 2009

I am absolutely ecstatic that Wolfram Alpha knows the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Indeed, it comes right back with "42" and a parenthetical citation: "(according to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)." On reflection, it turns out Google knows the answer too, but doesn't cite its source (which I think I actually […]

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Wolfram Alpha is live!

May 16, 2009

Wolfram Alpha is live, albeit a little unstable. A couple times I was told "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" and shown a live view of the W|A command center, a quiet room filled with monitors of colorful maps and charts and, yes, a dias in the back upon which Stephen Wolfram […]

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Wolfram Alpha is Coming

March 10, 2009

Will this change the world? Wolfram Blog : Wolfram|Alpha Is Coming.

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