06/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wolfram Alpha: Google Competitor Could Be Smarter Search Engine

The new system, Wolfram Alpha, showcased at Harvard University in the US last week, takes the first step towards what many consider to be the internet's Holy Grail -- a global store of information that understands and responds to ordinary language in the same way a person does.

Although the system is still new, it has already produced massive interest and excitement among technology pundits and internet watchers.

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