Wolfram Research Releases Version 12 of the Wolfram Language and Mathematica for Advanced Data Science and Computational Discovery

Expanding functionality in automated machine learning, advanced AI,
blockchain manipulation, database connectivity, code compilation,
enhanced workflows and more

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After three decades of continuous R&D and the introduction of
Mathematica Version 1.0, Wolfram Research has released its most powerful
software offering with Version 12 of the Wolfram Language, the symbolic
backbone of Mathematica. The latest version includes over a thousand new
functions and features for multiparadigm
data science
, automated machine
learning
and blockchain manipulation for modern software development
and technical computing. As Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram
Research notes, “Even the basic summary of the changes in the
documentation center is 19 pages long.”

These thousands of new
features and functions
point to Wolfram Research’s continued quest
for intellectual achievement in defining the future of what’s possible
through computation.

For example:

· Simulated environments for machine learning—combining the power
of system modeling with the symbolic manipulation capabilities of the
Wolfram Language for reinforcement learning applications

· Blockchain and computational contracts—read, write and analyze
blockchain transactions; generate and execute smart contracts with
computational intelligence

· Expanded image processing and AI—enhanced object
identification, analysis of facial features and entity recognition

· Connectivity with external languages, programs and environments—call
one of the thousands of functions built into the Wolfram Language from
Python, connect to relational and graph databases with automatic entity
recognition, link to the Unity game engine

· Audio processing with neural networks—expanded computation with
audio for speech recognition, speech-to-text and speech synthesis

· Expanded machine learning superfunctions—enhanced anomaly
detection, analysis of probabilistic distributions with any kind of
data, not just numerical

· Compilation of the Wolfram Language to machine code—supporting
complex functional constructs and elaborate control flows

· Nonlinear finite element analysis—expanded support for
numerical differential equations with high-level approximation and
computation

· Computational chemistry—manipulate molecular structures for a
variety of applications, including pharmaceutical drug discovery

· Euclidean geometry made computable—perform operations on
geometric scenes and identify conjectures

For additional information and examples of high-level use cases of
features in Version 12 of the Wolfram Language, you can read Stephen
Wolfram’s highly-detailed
blog
, which outlines the development process.

Stephen Wolfram also invites press and users alike to
join him for a livestreamed test drive of Version 12, including Q&A
,
on Tuesday, April 16 at 8:00 pm EDT on Twitch
(simulcast on Facebook
and YouTube).

About Wolfram Research

Wolfram has been defining the computational future for over three
decades. As the creators of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, and the Wolfram
Language, Wolfram is the leader in developing technology and tools that
inject sophisticated computational intelligence into everything. Learn
more at wolfram.com.

Contacts

Swede White
press@wolfram.com