IBM's Jeopardy-profitable supercomputer headed to hospitals. Dr. Watson, we presume?
We all the time knew that Watson’s powers prolonged nicely past the realm of TV trivia, and now IBM has offered a bit extra perception into how its supercomputer might assist docs deal with and diagnose their sufferers. Over the previous few months, researchers have been stockpiling Watson’s database with info from journals and encyclopedias, in an try and beef up the system’s medical acumen. The thought is to ultimately sync this database with a hospital’s digital well being data, permitting docs to remotely seek the advice of Watson by way of cloud computing and speech-recognition know-how. The system nonetheless has its kinks to work out, however throughout a current demonstration for the AP, IBM’s brainchild precisely recognized a fictional affected person with Lyme illness utilizing solely an inventory of signs. It might be one other two years, nevertheless, earlier than we see Watson in a white coat, as IBM has but to set a worth for its digitized doc. But when it is as sharp within the lab because it was on TV, we might find yourself remembering Watson for lots greater than pwning Ken Jennings. Head previous the break for a video from the College of Maryland Faculty of Drugs, which, together with Columbia College, has been instantly concerned in IBM’s program.