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.”:

dead horse

male pattern baldness cure

men + women

For more examples check out the original blog post.

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    Incompatible unit
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    Please tell me the Konami Cheat Code one is on purpose. Because it’s the most perfect response I think I’ve ever seen.
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    what, you mean the konami code won’t cure male pattern baldness?
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    wat
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    here is a good one:
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