Sneak preview of Wolfram|Alpha today!

by Eszter Hargittai on April 28, 2009

The following should be really neat. Today at 3pm ET, the Berkman Center will host a sneak preview of the Wolfram|Alpha search engine or “computational knowledge engine”. I saw a preview of it by Stephen Wolfram a month ago at Foo Camp East and was mesmerized. Stephen Wolfram will be talking about the system with Jonathan Zittrain at today’s event. Join the live Webcast, participate remotely using the Berkman Center question tool, by interacting with its Twitter account or on IRC.

UPDATE (4/29/09): The video of the session is now available here.



Doctor Science 04.28.09 at 1:45 pm

I surely can’t be the only one who thinks that a Wolfram and Hart-based search engine might have its downsides, can I?


Willozap 04.28.09 at 11:11 pm

Oh no, you’re not the only one. I just haven’t heard anything about the Wolfram|Alpha that seems to solve any of the real inadequacies of knowledge / search we have now. But I could be wrong.


bert 04.29.09 at 8:07 pm

The video is 2 hours of a bald man talking about a slide presentation that’s taking place off screen. Nothing else.
Your Wolfram|Alpha link goes to a functionless placeholder that says early access has been made available to “a few select individuals”.
At least this time you’re not telling people they’re a “herd” of “sheep”. But your presentation of this material is mesmerizing in the same way your April fool jokes were impressive.
Frankly, three comments is three more than you deserve.

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