An Interview With Wolfram|Alpha < Revising MRI: "RevisingMRI: Good morning.
Wolfram|Alpha: Hello, human.
RevisingMRI: Pardon? Are you an alien?
Wolfram|Alpha: No I’m not.
RevisingMRI: What are you?
Wolfram|Alpha: I am a computational knowledge engine.
RevisingMRI: Are you a Mac or a PC?
Wolfram|Alpha: I am a collection of computers.
RevisingMRI: I see. What’s a computational knowledge engine?
Wolfram|Alpha: An engine that generates output by doing computations from its own internal knowledge base, instead of searching the web and returning links.
RevisingMRI: Do you fail the Turing test?
Wolfram|Alpha: No, failure is not an option.
RevisingMRI: OK, let’s try this. If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Wolfram|Alpha: No. Sound is vibration, transmitted to our senses through the mechanism of the ear, and recognized as sound only at our nerve centers. The falling of the tree or any other disturbance will produce vibration of the air. If there be no ears to hear, there will be no sound."
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