Wolfram Alpha - a new service that appeared in May 2009, now all major search engines work with it, and bing from Microsoft will even be equipped with a built-in module of this system. Wolfram Alpha is a data retrieval system that tries to make all the knowledge accumulated by mankind, firstly, systematized in a computer form and, secondly, available to the user in the form of a clear answer to the question posed, formulated in several sentences. The goal of the creators of the system is to accumulate in their “archive” all scientific knowledge and knowledge on general issues and become a single source of factual knowledge for Internet users. The ambitious project, of course, is designed for many years, if not decades of development and, as its creators hint, is a logical continuation of the entire history of the development of human knowledge.
|Stephen Wolfram (photo from the scientist's personal website)
The system gives short, clear answers to the entered request, that is, you will receive concentrated data in a few sentences that will fit even on the phone screen (well, you changed your phone over the past couple of years), without forcing you to read pages of information or click on a dozen links.
You can get information from science, education, entertainment, culture, key dates, biographical information. The main thing is to ask the right question. And the chewed answer will be on your screen. And then do not complain that you have forgotten how to analyze information, find answers to your questions and cannot understand the data if there are more of them than can be placed on an A4 page.
By the way, if the topic of artificial intelligence is of interest to you, then I recommend visiting the AI Lab resource.