IBM – Cancer Watson Technology

A cancer mutation on a cell protein pathway from genome sequencing

“Watson can do in seconds what would take people years. And we can get it down to a really personal level.

“This is the proverbial needle in the haystack and the haystack is enormous.”

Watson uses artificial intelligence to examine huge amounts of data and can also understand human language. Rather than being programmed to spot patterns it “learns” about connections between different types of data. It is hoped that it will continue to “learn” as it processes new patient information and new medical research.

It is also available via the cloud, meaning it can be accessed from anywhere.

Watson is already being used by doctors and nurses at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, to help make decisions about lung cancer treatment.cancerwatson

Information, Connections, Working together with scientists inputting data to get results which would take years, months down to seconds!

 

 

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