Sunday, 17 May 2009
Wofram Alpha goes live
New knowledge computation engine Wolfram Alpha is out of beta and geeks worldwide are checking it out. Lifehacker has a report of some tests. My own cursory tests had lukewarm results, i.e., I searched for "Supreme Court" and got a response that Wolfram didn't know what to do with my input (I was hoping it would churn out some statistics about the Supreme Court). When I searched for the date I was born it did give me all sorts of info about that day, like sunrise was at 8:15 am and sunset was at 5:58 pm and the moon was in a crescent phase.