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Wolfram Alpha

  1. 1. Summer Technology Series WELCOME! 2009 Summer Technology Series Week 1 Session 1: 10:00 – 10:25 Wolfram Alpha: What Is It? Session 2: 10:30 – 10:55 (hands on) 10 Tips for Word and PowerPoint that Will Change Your Life Session 3: 11:00 – 11:30 Introduction to 1-1 Computing
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  4. 4. Summer Technology Wolfram Alpha Series 2009 • It All Started with Search… • Google Is More than You Think • The Story of Wolfram Alpha • What It Does/Doesn’t Do • The Future
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  7. 7. Summer Wolfram Alpha May 15, 2009 Technology Series 2009 • Stephen Wolfram • Stephen Wolfram • Mathematica, A New Kind of • Mathematica, A New Kind of Science Science • Merging computational ability • Merging Computational Ability with search capability with Search Capability • Uses traditional search • Uses Traditional Search engines to gather data Engines to Gather Data • Not a search engine, aa • Not a Search Engine, Computational Engine Computational Engine
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