When we released Wolfram|Alpha “into the wild” nearly two years ago, we did so knowing that user input would help shape the future of our grand experiment. Since then, we’ve implemented literally thousands of user suggestions and have continually refined our ability to understand and precisely answer natural-language questions across virtually every domain of human knowledge.
When we launched, our strongest areas of knowledge were definitely in mathematics and science, but we’ve steadily increased our coverage of data in more popular “everyday” areas: information about health and medicine, housing prices, movies, school districts, jobs, crime, and much more.
And we haven’t stopped listening to our dedicated users. In fact, over the past year, it’s become clear that we should start focusing more of our efforts on one specific topic, a relatively recent phenomenon that nevertheless has the power to transform lives around the world. And in the process, we decided that it’s also time to “grow up” and shed our Alpha-level status.
We know this is a dramatic change. But after extensive research, we’re certain that our latest transformation truly represents the future of computational knowledge. So without further ado, we’re pleased to present our new name and logo.