Dial the Weather

"What is the weather in Las Vegas?" "Will it rain tomorrow in San Jose, California" "How windy is it in Chicago?" "Are there any weather alerts?" You can ask any of these questions, and more, to Jupiter, a voice-operated computer that knows about the weather around the world.

The system is a research project at the MIT Computer Schience and Artificial Intelligence Lab. It has been running since 1997 and has fielded more than 100,000 calls.

To call Jupiter toll-free, dial (888) 573-TALK (that's (888) 573-8255.) From outside North America, the number is (617) 258-0300.

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