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Stephen Wolfram: Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics

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Stephen Wolfram: Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics

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Postby ReformedCharacter » July 16th, 2021, 5:56 pm

This is a Lex Fridman interview with Stephen Wolfram. I've watched quite a few Lex Fridman interviews and Stephen Wolfram is probably the cleverest person who I've seen interviewed. Wolfram developed Mathematica and WolframAlpha, an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced curated data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer, as a search engine might (Wikipedia's description) He is also the author of 'A New Kind of Science'.

https://www.wolframalpha.com/

Those with the time and an interest in physics, computing and science will find it stimulating I'm sure. I just wish I was smart enough to understand more of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez773teNFYA

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Re: Stephen Wolfram: Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics

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Postby servodude » July 17th, 2021, 12:04 am

ReformedCharacter wrote:This is a Lex Fridman interview with Stephen Wolfram. I've watched quite a few Lex Fridman interviews and Stephen Wolfram is probably the cleverest person who I've seen interviewed. Wolfram developed Mathematica and WolframAlpha, an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from externally sourced curated data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer, as a search engine might (Wikipedia's description) He is also the author of 'A New Kind of Science'.

https://www.wolframalpha.com/

Those with the time and an interest in physics, computing and science will find it stimulating I'm sure. I just wish I was smart enough to understand more of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ez773teNFYA

RC


If you're remotely interested in his Wolfram and Mathematica they ship for free in the raspberry Pi distro of Linux
- and make an interesting diversion from media centres, pi hole, retro gaming and Lego TVs :)
The Wolfram language has its quirks but it's a fascinating project
and Mathematica does what it does really well

-sd

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Re: Stephen Wolfram: Cellular Automata, Computation, and Physics

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Postby PhaseThree » July 17th, 2021, 12:28 am

Also worth listening to is Wolframs recollection of his time with Richard Feynman
https://soundcloud.com/stephenwolfram/r ... rd-feynman


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