June 15th, 2012

IBM Hopes Its Watson Will Become Doctor’s Sidekick

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Remember Watson, the IBM supercomputer which made headlines last year by trouncing the top two contestants on the TV game show, Jeopardy? … In March, IBM announced it had formed a Watson Healthcare Advisory Board which includes representatives from leading cancer centers. Mayo Clinic is notably absent.  Dr. Dawn Milliner of Mayo said the world renowned clinic is in discussions with IBM about a potential role.  "We've been talking for some time and we continue to do so because we think this is a promising technology," Milliner said. "But it's a matter of the right timing and the right project for us to collaborate on to move this forward."

 

MPR by Elizabeth Stawicki

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