Scientist and designer Stephen Wolfram discusses the great connection hub and its power of diagnosis.
President & CEO, Wolfram Research
in conversation with STEVEN LEVY, Senior Writer, WIRED
Steven Levy has been covering the digital revolution for more than 25 years. Before joining WIRED in 2008, he was chief technology correspondent at Newsweek. He is the author of seven books, most recently the New York Times best seller In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. Other books include Insanely Great, on the history of Apple's Macintosh computer, and Hackers, which was named the best tech book of the PC era by PC Magazine.
Stephen Wolfram is a scientist, inventor, and business leader. He created the software program Mathematica, widely used by researchers and engineers, as well as the Wolfram Alpha computational knowledge engine. He founded Wolfram Research in 1987 and has served as CEO from the beginning, while remaining deeply involved in research and development. The company has long been a leader in technical software and a pioneer in the application of computational methods to new fields. A physicist by training, Wolfram earned his PhD from the California Institute of Technology at age 20. He is the author of A New Kind of Science (2002), which laid out a radically new scientific paradigm based on computational principles.