Title: Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine
Media type: Multimedia search engine
Age: Secondary, Tertiary
MIL modules and units: M8u1 M6u3 M7u1
Subject tag: Languages, Social Studies, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Biology
Theme tag: Communication, technology and media Culture, inter-culture dialogue Education
There are different kinds of search engines on the internet. The most used and known are Google and Bing. Wolfram Alpha is a little different. It is not a regular search engine it is a Computational Knowledge Engine. Wolfram|Alpha is an engine for computing answers and providing knowledge. It works by using its vast store of expert-level knowledge and algorithms to automatically answer questions, do analysis, and generate reports. So if you are looking for answers that are curated by humans not machines – this might very well be the search engine that will you give the answer you need.