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On Intelligent Interfaces

Mencius Moldbug on why Wolfram Alpha shouldn’t have a natural language-based interface:

You know that when you type “two cups of flour and two eggs” (which now works) you are looking for a Nutrition Facts label. It is only Stephen Wolfram’s giant electronic brain which has to run ten million lines of code to figure this out. Inside your own brain, it is written on glowing letters across your forehead.