Hay guys. I have invites to the alpha preview of Qwiki, which won this year's TechCrunch Disrupt award. A Qwiki is a multimedia mashup which is generated on the fly using text, video and image search and text to speech to present a shortform... presentation I guess - on any topic, place or person.

Qwiki's goal is to forever improve the way people experience information.

Whether you’re planning a vacation on the web, evaluating restaurants on your phone, or helping with homework in front of the family AppleTV, Qwiki is working to deliver information in a format that's quintessentially human – via storytelling instead of search.

We are the first to turn information into an experience. We believe that just because data is stored by machines doesn’t mean it should be presented as a machine-readable list. Let's try harder.

Think of asking your favorite teacher about Leonardo Da Vinci, or your most well-traveled friend about Buenos Aires: this is the experience Qwiki will eventually deliver, on demand, wherever you are in the world… on whatever device you’re using.

We've all seen science fiction films (or read novels) where computers are able to collect data on behalf of humans, and present the most important details. This is our goal at Qwiki – to advance information technology to the point it acts human.

Currently, Qwiki's technology has been applied to describe millions of popular topics - but soon we'll do much more. Our team needs your help in reaching our goal: join our private alpha now to help test Qwiki and shape the future.

I've been playing with it for half an hour and it's pretty freaking sweet. It's an alpha release, so there are bugs, and it's scope is being artificially limited at the moment, but I can see lots of potential (especially once they launch their mobile apps).

If anyone wants an invite, just PM me your email address and I'll shoot it over.