I.B.M.’s Watson Goes to Medical School
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IBM's Watson computer is a computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural languages.
Among other markets, it is being targeted at healthcare, and Steve Lohr writes in today's New York Times about how Watson now is expanding its footprint in that crucial area: IBM's Watson goes to Medical School
The collaboration, announced on Tuesday, includes a bit of controlled crowdsourcing, with the Cleveland clinicians and medical school students answering Watson’s questions and correcting its mistakes.
“Hopefully, we can contribute to the training of this technology,” said Dr. James K. Stoller, chairman of the Education Institute at Cleveland Clinic. The goal, he added, was for Watson to become a “very smart assistant.”
To read more about Watson for Healthcare, go to this link on IBM developerWorks: Watson and Healthcare