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Published on March 9, 2009
by John Paczkowski

“Where Google is a system for FINDING things that we as a civilization collectively publish, Wolfram Alpha is for ANSWERING questions about what we as a civilization collectively know. It’s the next step in the distribution of knowledge and intelligence around the world–a new leap in the intelligence of our collective ‘Global Brain.’ And like any big next-step, Wolfram Alpha works in a new way–it computes answers instead of just looking them up.”

Search engine expert Nova Spivack on Wolfram Alpha, a “computational knowledge engine”

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