British Prime Minister David Cameron opened the new headquarters of Wolfram Research Europe Ltd., a custom-built office in Oxfordshire, UK.
Visiting the European home of the Wolfram|Alpha knowledge engine, the Prime Minister met staff from Wolfram Research and discussed their approach to democratizing government data.
“It’s interesting how much Wolfram|Alpha’s aims chime with the Prime Minister’s 2010 TED Talk about people empowerment in a ‘post bureaucratic age,'” said Conrad Wolfram, Co-founder and CEO of Wolfram Research Europe.
During his tour he also met the team working on ComputerBasedMath.org, the project to build a completely new math curriculum with computer-based computation at its heart; was briefed about the next generation of interactive documents, the Computable Document Format (CDF); and heard about how Mathematica technology is driving engineering and science development.
The Wolfram Centre provides additional office space for the expansion of Wolfram Research consulting, R&D, and sales divisions and offers dedicated training facilities.
Wolfram Research is often described as the company where computation meets knowledge—combining world-leading innovation in computation and its accessibility with the long-term goal of making all systematic knowledge immediately computable by everyone. Its flagship product, Mathematica, has been accelerating scientific developments since 1988. Wolfram|Alpha was released in 2009, and CDF was released in 2011.