Oct 30, 2016

IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer Cases

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

In Brief:

  • Watson recommended treatment plans that matched suggestions from oncologists in 99 percent of the cases it analyzed and offered options doctors missed in 30 percent of them.
  • AI could be revolutionary for healthcare as it can process many more research papers and case files than any human doctor could manage.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is about more than just the promise of a robot butler — it can actually save lives. AI’s contribution to the healthcare industry and in medical research could be hugely significant. IBM sees that and wants Watson, its AI technology, at the forefront of this development.

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