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« on: February 21, 2011, 01:05:36 PM »

 a friend mentioned a puter that played Jeopardy i thought i would check it out
looking around more,ibm wants to put watson the puter,in health care,as a data
analytics engine for the medical community. almost sounds like the docs,right
arm man so to speak, see the BBM paragraph, anyway i have a lot of thoughts and Qs
about this,one of which who is going to oversee the patients needs,getting a second
opinion could become tricky,and the insurance cost, thats if your insurance will pay
for the consult at a doc that uses a watson, and what if the doc posed the Q wrong
and gets the wrong info,and no one catches it, and if this consult with watson is
happening while the doc is with the patient,that would be unnerving to me, and will
the doc be obligated to tell the patient he uses a watson for research and consulting
for their needs, i already dislike in the extreme,going to a doc, this would really
put me off, i just have a lot of concerns about this idea of ibm

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IBM supercomputer wins first Jeopardy dust up
By Sharon Gaudin
January 14, 2011 02:35 PM ET

In the first man vs. machine Jeopardy competition, IBM's custom-built Watson supercomputer Thursday defeated all-time Jeopardy champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a practice round of the popular television game show.

The real Jeopardy contests are slated to be taped today at IBM's Yorktown Heights Research Center for television viewing from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16.

IBM's Dave Gondek

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Can anyone afford an IBM Watson supercomputer? (Yes)
By Lucas Mearian
February 21, 2011 06:00 AM ET

After showcasing Watson's ability to ingest Jeopardy questions and spit out near real-time answers, IBM is now preparing the supercomputer for a full-time gig as a data analytics engine for the medical community.

IBM announced this week it is working with speech and imaging recognition software provider Nuance Communications to produce a system that can help physicians and other healthcare professionals cull through gigabytes or terabytes of patient healthcare information to determine how to best treat illnesses.
For example, a doctor treating a patient could use Watson's analytics technology, in conjunction with Nuance's voice and clinical language understanding software, to rapidly consider all the related texts, reference materials, prior cases, and latest knowledge in journals and medical literature. This could help medical professionals confidently determine the best options for diagnosis and treatment.


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