25 Mar '11, 2am

IBM's Watson to Help Out Doctors: The task of applying Watson's abilities to medicine is obviously different and...

IBM's Watson to Help Out Doctors World domination has been put on hold. IBM's Watson is going to try and help out doctors with their diagnoses after accomplishing the feat of trouncing humans at Jeopardy. The task of applying Watson's abilities to medicine is obviously different and the artificial intelligence computer is being retrofitted to look at a list of symptoms and provide several answers that my fit the scenario taking all medical factors into consideration. Herbert Chase, who is the professor of clinical medicine in Columbia's Department of Biomedical Informatics is working with IBM to get Watson ready for this new challenge. If they succeed the benefits to the medical profession would be immense. Physorg - If the experiment works, Watson could give physicians immediate, accurate answers to unusual, head-scratching questions that come up in their daily practice a...

Full article: http://www.hardwarezone.com/tech-news/view/157563

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