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Published on Feb 8, 2011
Medical records, texts, journals and research documents are all written in natural language -- a language that computers traditionally struggle to understand. The ability to deliver a single, precise answer from these documents could go a long way in transforming the healthcare industry. Watson, the IBM computing system designed to play Jeopardy!, could deliver such a solution.
Thought leaders including Dr. Herbert Chase, Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons, share their thoughts on how the DeepQA technology that powers Watson could impact the way doctors diagnose and treat patients.