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A submitted WolframFunFact from one of our Twitter followers:

The US and China have almost the same total area.

They also have about a billion more people than the United States:

Thanks to @BerkeleyBrett for the submission!

Overcoming Artificial Stupidity

Stephen Wolfram, the creator of Wolfram|Alpha, just wrote a great blog post about how Wolfram|Alpha is “on average giving complete, successful responses to more than 90% of the queries entered on its website”. Along the way we saw some great examples of “artificial stupidity: places where Wolfram|Alpha gets the wrong idea, and applies its version of ‘artificial intelligence’ to go off in what seems to us humans as a stupid direction.”:

For more examples check out the original blog post.

To compute, or not to compute?

Wolfram|Alpha can now analyze the plays of Shakespeare!

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Wolfram|Alpha can now calculate arc lengths!

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