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Genealogical relationships: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=cousin's%20son

Via: http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2010/06...-wolframalpha/

Kinda nifty.
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Hmmm, it doesn't handle half-siblings.
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http://www.technologyreview.com/web/39671/?p1=A1

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New features launching Wednesday allow users of a premium version to upload their own data to have Wolfram Alpha chart, visualize, and analyze it. The tools could appeal to those who feel swamped by spreadsheets, numbers, and lists, claims Stephen Wolfram, founder of the company behind the site, Wolfram Research. The premium version will cost $4.99 a month, or $2.99 a month for students.

Wolfram Alpha Premium can recognize certain types of data and even certain types of content inside a file. Uploading an archive from an e-mail mailbox will produce a diagram showing the connections between different senders (see image at top) or a chart showing your most frequent mail recipients. If a spreadsheet contains country or city names, Wolfram Alpha will automatically offer a shaded map (see page 2). It can even draw on its own data sources to enhance that visualization with information on population, GDP, or other factors. Users of the service can upload more than 60 different types of data, ranging from audio files and video to 3-D models.

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Wolfram hinted that the technology being launched this week could lead to more such arrangements, but he didn't provide details. One possibility would be to enhance traditional spreadsheet applications, such as Microsoft's Excel. Giving such packages the ability to automatically analyze data would be a powerful upgrade.
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Hmm. I'm not sure at what point one would rather upload a data set to a website that analyzes it vs. download a software product that would do the analysis on one's own machine. Probably something yadda yadda cloud yadda web 2.0 yadda?
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Well, the announcement of the new service is more to have "built-in" analysis for people who aren't total visualization geeks (i.e., can't use stuff like R on their own)

It's not so much cloud computing as access to software for relatively cheap. I think the pricing looks good -- maybe you're a student, and have a few projects you need to do -- maybe can get just one month subscription (I don't know if you'd have to sign up for a certain minimum time). More like renting the software instead of having to drop $40 at once (or whatever).
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Heck, even for folks who are total visualization geeks, you dump stuff "up" and get a quick and dirty starting point for some cool graphics? Sounds good to me.
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In 200 years, the book "The Evolution of AI" will be written by a robot, the first sentence will read "Artificial Intelligence was a concept that took off in the 20th century, but manifested itself from the work of Stephen Wolfram."
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In 200 years, the book "The Evolution of AI" will be written by a robot, the first sentence will read "Artificial Intelligence was a concept that took off in the 20th century, but manifested itself from the work of R. Stephen Wolfram."
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The personal analytics of Stephen Wolfram's life:

http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2012/...cs-of-my-life/

Holy data. Swoon.
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