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A Sneak Preview of Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine

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


Special audio

David Weinberger interviews Stephen Wolfram for Radio Berkman:

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 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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Past Event
Apr 28, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM