Apr 28 2009 3:00pm to Apr 28 2009 3:00pm

A Sneak Preview of Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

Stephen Wolfram, creator of Wolfram|Alpha and Mathematica, & Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School


Watch via YouTube:

Screencast from the Wolfram|Alpha team:

Special audio

David Weinberger interviews Stephen Wolfram for Radio Berkman:
Full: http://cyber.harvard.edu/interactive/podcasts/radioberkman/wolfram
Edited: http://cyber.harvard.edu/interactive/podcasts/radioberkman120


Webcast and remote participation

This event will be webcast live on Tuesday, April 28, at 3:00pm ET (or just a few minutes later):
Note: RSVP is not necessary to join the webcast.
To participate remotely, submit your questions via the Berkman Center question tool and vote on your favorites; the questions with the most votes may be tested on Wolfram|Alpha during or after the demonstration. You can also join the IRC or @ reply/DM @BerkmanCenter on Twitter.

In-person attendance

Tuesday, April 28, 3:00 pm
Austin East Classroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School
We have reached capacity for this event. You may RSVP to ashar@cyber.harvard.edu if you would like to sit in our overflow space.

In brief

There's been great anticipation around Stephen Wolfram's ambitious project to create a comprehensive "computational knowledge engine." The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University will host a sneak preview of the Wolfram|Alpha system, and a discussion of its underlying technology and implications. Participants will include Wolfram|Alpha founder Stephen Wolfram and Professor of Law Jonathan Zittrain.

Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, the author of A New Kind of Science, and now the creator of Wolfram|Alpha. He is the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research.

Jonathan Zittrain is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is a co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and served as its first executive director from 1997-2000. He is the author of The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It. Recently launched Herdict Web is his brainchild.


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