The “Answer Engine” Cometh

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1993, no one envisioned how ubiquitous and indispensable it would become. As the content and user base of the Web has grown exponentially, new tools have arisen to enable us to manage it effectively. These range from "data repositories" like Wikipedia to "search engines" like Google. But, none of these tools has ever permitted users to address English language questions directly to the world's collective knowledge and get back specific answers to those questions — until now! The first generation of "answer engine" tec.....

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