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Ruliology of the “Forgotten” Code 10
by Stephen Wolfram on June 1, 2024 at 3:21 pm
My AllTime Favorite Science Discovery June 1, 1984—forty years ago today—is when it would be fair to say I made my alltime favorite science discovery. […]

Why Does Biological Evolution Work? A Minimal Model for Biological Evolution and Other Adaptive Processes
by Stephen Wolfram on May 3, 2024 at 6:40 pm
The Model Why does biological evolution work? And, for that matter, why does machine learning work? Both are examples of adaptive processes that surprise us […]

When Exactly Will the Eclipse Happen? A Multimillennium Tale of Computation
by Stephen Wolfram on March 29, 2024 at 6:32 pm
See also: “Computing the Eclipse: Astronomy in the Wolfram Language” » Updated and expanded from a post for the eclipse of August 21, 2017. Preparing for […]

Computing the Eclipse: Astronomy in the Wolfram Language
by Mark Long on March 29, 2024 at 6:30 pm
See also: “When Exactly Will the Eclipse Happen? A Multimillennium Tale of Computation” » Basic Eclipse Computation It’s taken millennia to get to the […]

Can AI Solve Science?
by Stephen Wolfram on March 5, 2024 at 10:21 pm
Note: Click any diagram to get Wolfram Language code to reproduce it. Wolfram Language code for training the neural nets used here is also available (requires […]

The Story Continues: Announcing Version 14 of Wolfram Language and Mathematica
by Stephen Wolfram on January 9, 2024 at 10:33 pm
Version 14.0 of Wolfram Language and Mathematica is available immediately both on the desktop and in the cloud. See also more detailed information on Version […]

Observer Theory
by Stephen Wolfram on December 11, 2023 at 8:44 pm
The Concept of the Observer We call it perception. We call it measurement. We call it analysis. But in the end it’s about how we take the world as it is, and […]

Aggregation and Tiling as Multicomputational Processes
by Stephen Wolfram on November 3, 2023 at 10:32 pm
The Importance of Multiway Systems It’s all about systems where there can in effect be many possible paths of history. In a typical standard computational […]

How to Think Computationally about AI, the Universe and Everything
by Stephen Wolfram on October 27, 2023 at 7:47 pm
Transcript of a talk at TED AI on October 17, 2023, in San Francisco Human language. Mathematics. Logic. These are all ways to formalize the world. And in our […]

Expression Evaluation and Fundamental Physics
by Stephen Wolfram on September 29, 2023 at 9:48 pm

Remembering Doug Lenat (1950–2023) and His Quest to Capture the World with Logic
by Stephen Wolfram on September 5, 2023 at 10:23 pm
Logic, Math and AI In many ways the great quest of Doug Lenat’s life was an attempt to follow on directly from the work of Aristotle and Leibniz. For what […]

Remembering the Improbable Life of Ed Fredkin (1934–2023) and His World of Ideas and Stories
by Mark Long on August 22, 2023 at 8:03 pm
Programmer of the Universe “OK, so let me tell you…” And so it would begin. A long and colorful story. An elaborate description of a wild idea. In the […]