07 June 2009

Wolfram Alpha

"All the world's knowledge made computable."

Wolfram Alpha is a project that is attempting to collect all of the data and make it available in for computations. For example, did you know there is an estimated 166758 girls alive today with the name "Ruby". The average age of those Rubys is 83 and 2979 Rubys are born each year.

We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries.

The site offers tons of examples in topics ranging from x to y. But check out their video introduction. It really gives you an idea how wonderful the site is and gets you excited for its potential.

Or, maybe you would like to give it a try right now. Just type a query into the box below. Try 456/23 or population of california or population of california vs canada

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