The universal app Wolfram Alpha received an update today. That may be one of the most boring sentences I will write this week but it's more interesting than it sounds.
The app now supports image input. Either snap a new image or grab one from the camera roll:
The app will automatically process the image to produce variations like this:
That's pretty neat.
Grab an image of some text with an iPhone:
Perform a Wolfram search with the image and "OCR" and get this:
Not great. But not terrible.1
This hit me like a ton of bricks:
Camera. Siri. Wolfram. Wow!
That photo was snapped off of a computer monitor. I'm not twisted enough to have a Lebowski script just sitting around (any more). ↩