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IBM's Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors

IBM's Watson is better at diagnosing cancer than human doctors | New Technology | Scoop.it
Watson's successful diagnosis rate for lung cancer is 90 percent, compared to 50 percent for human doctors
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Another article by Wired, covering the phenomenal capabilities of Watson. 

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IBM's Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World - Business Insider

IBM's Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World - Business Insider | New Technology | Scoop.it
Ben Hider / Getty ImagesMost people know Watson as IBM's answer to Jeopardy star Ken Jennings. But IBM's aspirations for its artificially intelligent super
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Watson had a 90% success rate in diagnosing lung cancer, compared to 50% by human doctors.  This is further evidence that AI will impact all industries and there will essentially be very few, if any, human functions which cannot eventually be replaced by AI.  As fast as companies work to advance AI, there must be an equal or greater effort to create strategy around offsetting the displacement of human workers, so they can shift into other value-added work.

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