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Why Wolfram Alpha fails

by Joel Spolsky
Thursday, July 09, 2009

Mencius Moldbug: “They create an incomplete model of the giant electronic brain in their own, non-giant, non-electronic brains. Of course, since the giant electronic brain is a million lines of code which is constantly changing, this is a painful, inadequate and error-prone task.”


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