Monday, May 4, 2009

'Google Killer' could change the internet forever


**This is interesting...**

The biggest internet revolution for a generation will be unveiled this month with the launch of software that will understand questions and give specific, tailored answers in a way that the web has never managed before.

The new system, Wolfram Alpha, showcased at Harvard University in the US last week, takes the first step towards what many consider to be the internet's Holy Grail – a global store of information that understands and responds to ordinary language in the same way a person does.

Although the system is still new, it has already produced massive interest and excitement among technology pundits and internet watchers.

Computer experts believe the new search engine will be an evolutionary leap in the development of the internet. Nova Spivack, an internet and computer expert, said that Wolfram Alpha could prove just as important as Google. "It is really impressive and significant," he wrote. "In fact it may be as important for the web (and the world) as Google, but for a different purpose.

Tom Simpson, of the blog, said: "What are the wider implications exactly? A new paradigm for using computers and the web? Probably. Emerging artificial intelligence and a step towards a self-organising internet? Possibly... I think this could be big."



kj881 said...

What we have to worry about is how they will gather information to give those "tailored" answers.... I am an admitted techie... and I love new stuff but you have to keep your eyes open to whats behind the shiny wrapper.....Cleveland Show countdown at 21 days!?!?!

Joy said...

This will be great if it actually works...I cant lie though, Im addicted to google.

The Mayor said...

yeah i agree, this shit looks cool but you never know. how lame is it that whenever i see shit like this i think of terminator, hahaha.