Wolfram|Alpha breaks down barriers

Einstein was wrong

Einstein was wrong

Sure, Wolfram is Alpha, and Wolfram has potential. Wolfram has nice visualisations, an API and it is fun to play around with. But Wolfram|Alpha makes a lot of mistakes. Some are fundamental and some are just a matter of low quality data Wolfram Alpha is based upon.

I know that these are “European details”, but that was exactly what I was predicting when Wolfram|Alpha wasn´t online yet: It will be a nice knowledge base for a lot of engineers, but cultural & political domains are not that easy to “calculate”, especially when it is based on European history.

I would suggest: Don´t try to calculate the whole world but rather concentrate on that kind of stuff where knowledge really is “computable”.

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One thought on “Wolfram|Alpha breaks down barriers

  1. Thats fine! Even softwares make mistakes. But it would be interesting to see the root cause of such a mistake 😉 I only wish it doesn’t affect other important calculations with the speed of light being the base of others.

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