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Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud

Watson now officially fighting cancer, from the cloud | Longevity science | Scoop.it
IBM is turning Watson loose on lung cancer, offering up a cloud-based service designed to let doctors from around the country find the best-possible treatments for their patients.

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Brian Shields's curator insight, February 9, 2013 9:07 AM

Very exciting to see the leaders in tech partner with the leaders in cancer care.  I believe the next revolution in medicine will be driven by technology and the front line health care and research institutes.


Aggregating and utilizing data intelligently will help clinicians and reseachers better provide care to the community.  The lines between research trials and the standards of care may gradually blur as new technology driven treatment strategies emerge.

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Paging Dr. Watson: IBM and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Train Watson in Medicine

Paging Dr. Watson: IBM and Cleveland Clinic Collaborate to Train Watson in Medicine | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Can you imagine telling someone a century ago that a hundred years hence a stack of electrified silicon would be studying for its medical exam?

 

IBM announced its question answering machine Watson will begin to study medicine.

 

The students and staff at the Cleveland Clinic will do for Watson what the rest of us do for Google—hone its answering accumen by using it. 

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