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The first public presentation of Wolfram|Alpha at Harvard Law School

Plans were announced this week for Stephen Wolfram’s first public presentation of Wolfram|Alpha. He’ll be giving a sneak preview of his computational knowledge engine at Harvard Law School on Tuesday, April 28. If you cannot attend the presentation in person, we invite you to participate in the live webcast. For more details, please visit: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2009/04/wolfram

What is Wolfram Alpha?

Wikipedia says “Wolfram Alpha differs from traditional search engines in that it does not simply return a list of results based on a keyword, but instead computes answers and relevant visualizations from a corpus of known information.”

Wolfram Alpha is a new search engine due to launch in May this year and the creators say that it will be as important to search in the furure as Google is now.

The engine is created by a British physicist and mathematician named Stephen Wolfram and can be found through this URL

www.wolframalpha.com. Wikipedia says the company is in the US and is called Wolfram Research, the Wolfram Alpha Seach Engine Blog can be found at this URL http://blog.wolfram.com/2009/03/05/wolframalpha-is-coming/, I am doing a little more digging as this sounds very interesting.

More later….