Wolfram|Alpha Brings A Star-Trek Like Computer To Your Kindle Fire

February 22, 2012
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You’ve probably seen it in countless futuristic films and television shows: a character addresses his computer by name and asks a plain-English question, prompting the computer to respond with a plain English answer. “Computer, what was the average rainfall on the Serengeti plain between the years 2000 and 2010?” “Computer, what is the recipe for beer?” “Computer, what is the circumference of Mars?” “Computer, when is Brad Pitt’s birthday?” Believe it or not, artificial intelligence of this caliber that can solve complex trigonometry functions and tell you how to get chocolate stains out of linen is no longer the stuff of science fiction. It’s here, it’s available for your Kindle Fire, it currently costs just 99 cents, and it’s called Wolfram|Alpha. From the app’s product page on Amazon:


Whoever you are and whatever you do, Wolfram|Alpha delivers insight and understanding into any facet of your life. It’s a revolutionary knowledge-querying computational engine. Wolfram|Alpha doesn’t search the web; it calculates answers based on dynamic computations.

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“It’s the first step toward a real artificial intelligence.” –
Gregory Chaitin, IBM emeritus computer scientist

Remember the Star Trek computer? It’s finally happening–with Wolfram|Alpha. Building on 25 years of development led by Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram|Alpha has rapidly become the world’s definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation.

Across thousands of domains–with more continually added–Wolfram|Alpha uses its vast collection of algorithms and data to compute answers and generate reports for you.

Parts of Wolfram|Alpha are used in the Apple Siri Assistant; this app gives you access to the full power of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine.

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With Wolfram|Alpha, discover answers in Mathematics, Statistics & Data Analysis, Physics, Chemistry, Materials, Engineering, Astronomy, Earth Science, Life Sciences, Computational Sciences, Units & Measures, Dates & Times, Weather, Places & Geography, People & History, Sports & Games, Culture & Media, Food & Nutrition, Education, Health & Socioeconomic Data, Money & Finance, Music, Words & Linguistics, Medicine, Colors, Organizations, Transportation, Technological World, and Web & Computer Systems.

Unlike search engines, which suggest page links, Wolfram|Alpha answers inquiries by computing structured data. Voted the Best of What’s New Grand Winner by Popular Science in 2009, it is considered a monumental leap forward in knowledge extraction. Wolfram|Alpha’s goal is aimed at bringing instantly accessible systematic knowledge to the broadest range of people; regardless of profession or education level.


Put a powerful encyclopedia, study aid, math and science tutor, and artificial intelligence engine on your Fire – get Wolfram|Alpha.

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One Response to Wolfram|Alpha Brings A Star-Trek Like Computer To Your Kindle Fire

  1. Gary Fisher on February 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I’ve been using Wolfram|Alpha since it went beta as an internet site and have found it astonishingly informative. Thanks for letting us know it’s now available as a Fire app; now if Amazon would just put a microphone in the Fire …

    (Maybe it could be called “Sear-ey? 😉

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