Late last week Microsoft unveiled it's newest search product - Bing. Bing is exactly what I was describing with Wolfram Alpha; a search engine that actually understands your search query, rather than just matching search terms against indexed content.
Here is a perfect example. I searched for the query "who won the first super bowl?"
Here is the Bing response:
Here is the Google response:
Right at the top of the Bing search results is the answer:
Green Bay Packers win the first Super Bowl in 1967
Posted by Matt Laufer at 5:21 PM