A Better Search Engine Than Google Is On The Rise
Like everyone knows Google is currently the biggest and most used search engine in the world. Like my colleague Justin wrote earlier today, Google might just be the best place in the world to make a living. But beware Google someone is coming after your top spot. In two months, the next best search engine will be coming to a computer near you. That is May 2009 if you do the math.
Now you may ask yourself who the hell would even try to come out of the blue and compete against the big guys. Is name is Stephen Wolfram, a 49-year-old British physicist who is known for his exploits. After studying at Eton and Oxford, Wolfram went on to receive his PhD in theoretical physics from the California Institute of Technology at the age of 20.
The search engine will be known as Wolfram Alpha. The main reason why this project is seeing the light of day is to closer address human demands. In other words, the system will better answer peoples questions based on its extensive mathematical and scientific engine. On the other hand, search engine like Google compare search terms against billions of documents stored on its servers, before pointing to the pages on which the correct answer is probably kept.
So all I have to say is be ready to check out Wolfram Alpha May 2009.
Via: The Guardian