Two Significant Web Developments: Computational Knowledge Engine and Hand Held Digital Hologram

March 10, 2009 at 8:49 am | Posted in Tech Talk | Leave a comment
  • Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine: Nova Spivack – My Daily Twine

    It doesn’t simply return documents that (might) contain the answers, like Google does, and it isn’t just a giant database of knowledge, like the Wikipedia. It doesn’t simply parse natural language and then use that to retrieve documents, like Powerset, for example.

    Instead, Wolfram Alpha actually computes the answers to a wide range of questions — like questions that have factual answers such as “What is the location of Timbuktu?” or “How many protons are in a hydrogen atom?,” “What was the average rainfall in Boston last year?,” “What is the 307th digit of Pi?,” “where is the ISS?” or “When was GOOG worth more than $300?”

  • GE’s Smart Grid Augmented Reality campaign: See a digital hologram in your hands.

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