Wolfram Alpha Easter Egg: Are You Skynet?

Excuse me Wolfram Alpha, but, are you Skynet?

[Via Gizmodo | Wolfram Alpha]

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20 Responses to Wolfram Alpha Easter Egg: Are You Skynet?

  1. Query Stephen Wolfram:

    full name | Stephen Wolfram
    date of birth | August 29, 1959 (age: 49 years)
    place of birth | London,United Kingdom

    Skynet was destroyed on Wolfram’s 38th birthday! It can’t be a coincidence!

  2. Okay, that's way better than the one I found:

    http://www42.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=How+much+w

    On the other hand, if you ask it for the murder rate in a particular city during a particular year, it won't have a clue what to do. That was disappointing. I'd like to be able to say, "What was the murder rate in Cleveland in 1997?" Then, I should be able to take that result and ask it how that measures against other years, cities, etc. There's no way even to get past the next step.

    I expect that it will evolve, however, so I can wait.

  3. Okay, that's way better than the one I found:

    http://www42.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=How+much+w

    On the other hand, if you ask it for the murder rate in a particular city during a particular year, it won't have a clue what to do. That was disappointing. I'd like to be able to say, "What was the murder rate in Cleveland in 1997?" Then, I should be able to take that result and ask it how that measures against other years, cities, etc. There's no way even to get past the next step.

    I expect that it will evolve, however, so I can wait.

  4. What is the meaning of life? 42

    Where are you located? I live on the Internet.

    Are you self-aware? I am capable of universal computation; that I can say.

    Are you going to take over the world? No, just make it more computable.

    Do you want to kill all humans? No, my prime directive is to compute for all humanity, not wipe it out.

    Do you want to play a game? Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War.

    Did Man land on the moon? Yes

  5. What is the meaning of life? 42

    Where are you located? I live on the Internet.

    Are you self-aware? I am capable of universal computation; that I can say.

    Are you going to take over the world? No, just make it more computable.

    Do you want to kill all humans? No, my prime directive is to compute for all humanity, not wipe it out.

    Do you want to play a game? Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War.

    Did Man land on the moon? Yes

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