In article <h45677$pli$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Ezekiel <Zeke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ZnU wrote:
> > In article <1595488.dkoyRHWE26@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> > Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> >> ____/ Goblin on Tuesday 21 July 2009 09:44 : \____
> >> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8160343.stm
> >> >
> >> > Looks like Yahoo is having a make-over. If achieving the status of
> >> > Google wasn't already hard enough, now Yahoo thinks it can have a go.
> >> > Is Microsoft left on the shelves?
> >> >
> >> > Bing and left it too long Microsoft? or is
> >> >
> >> > "The launch of the new home page comes as speculation and rumour mount
> >> > that Yahoo is near to finalising a deal with Microsoft over a search
> >> > and advertising partnership."
> >> >
> >> > An example of when Microsoft can't innovate, it purchases?
> >> All of this distracts from the real search news: Wolfram|Alpha.
> >> Give it a go...
> > Computers aren't really smart enough to do what Alpha is trying to do
> > yet. Here's a rather interesting article along those lines:
> That's not how I would have phrased it. (It sounds like you're blaming the
> I would have said that humans aren't smart enough to write algorithms to do
> what Alpha is trying to do. Or perhaps our "tools" (computer languages)
> aren't smart enough to allow for algorithms of this sort to be written.
> It's not clear how much processing power an advanced algorithm like this
> would require but I don't believe that we can currently do a very good job
> no matter how much hardware we throw at the problem.
Consistently providing meaningful responses to free-form natural
language queries is probably an AI-complete problem. That is, it
requires human-level artificial intelligence.e
> > http://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2009/07/wolfram-alpha-and-hu
> > bristic-user.html
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