In terms of business value and viability, this new computational search engine could be licensed to use within existing established search engines like Google and Microsoft’s Bing. The technology also has the potential to be useful in searching corporate data warehouses or to speed up the design of new products or services. For example: the new search engine would be able to instantly compute the amount needed of a certain material for a customized product that the customers can order form the web. Another business opportunity would be the licensing of databases that contain more accurate and up to date data on specific subjects such as chemicals interactions and nutrition. These databases could be used to make Wolfram more accurate and useful. A video demonstration of the Wolfram search engine is available on this link:
And the search engine is now available for public use at this URL: http://www.wolframalpha.com/
Sources: 1- Steven Levy on the Answer Engine, a Radical New Formula for Web Search. Wired Magazine. 05.22.09. On the web at:...