Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dr. Watson?

Watson, IBM's supercomputer, gained the world's attention last week when he beat two humans at Jeopardy. But could Watson soon be coming to your hospital?

In a CNN interview, representatives from IBM, Columbia University, and Nuance Healthcare discuss the use of supercomputers like Watson to support clinicians. They do not believe that Watson would provide hands-on robotic care; however, they believe that doctors would be able to run questions past the computer when making treatment decisions to verify that they are taking the correct actions. Doing this, they claim, can help prevent the growing number of medical errors.

To see the full interview, click here:

Source: CNN

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