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TEDTalks : Stephen Wolfram, Computing a Theory of Everything

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica and WolframAlpha, the author of A New Kind of Science, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. In this TEDTalk, he talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational - that is, easily searched, processed, and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
TED Conferences LLC, 2010.
Named Person: Stephen Wolfram; Stephen Wolfram
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
OCLC Number: 793128169
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 28, 2012.
Target Audience: 12 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Exploring Possibilities of Computation (1:35) --
Complexity From Simplicity (1:59) --
Possibility of Simple Intelligent Machines (1:59) --
Accomplishments and Goals of Program (2:54) --
Computers and Language (1:23) --
Summary of Program Capabilities (2:17) --
Computers Seeking Solutions (1:39) --
Universe as Computer Program (2:10) --
Computing the Ultimate Answer (1:25) --
Comparison with Other Research (2:12) --
Credits: TEDTalks: Stephen Wolfram- Computing a Theory of Everything (0:04)
Other Titles: Computing a Theory of Everything
TED Talks
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

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Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica and WolframAlpha, the author of A New Kind of Science, and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. In this TEDTalk, he talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational - that is, easily searched, processed, and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

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