ASCO: Jeopardy Champ ‘Watson’ Tackles Cancer

The IBM Watson system that won at Jeopardy has been transformed into a decision-support tool aimed at helping physicians make personalized diagnostic and treatment recommendations for cancer patients.

The computer interprets queries in natural language and uses statistical analysis, advanced analytics, and a powerful array of processors to search millions of pages in seconds and deliver evidence-based, statistically ranked responses, according to an MSKCC news release.


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