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IBM pushes Watson's role in healthcare

Rebecca Wanjiku | May 2, 2014
IBM is pushing for Watson to play a greater role in healthcare analytics, saying that the supercomputer platform can extend medical knowledge globally and help doctors access information and advice faster than ever before.

Meanwhile, work needs to be done before Watson applications are commercially available on a widespread basis.

"We are working with groups on natural language processing, growing it to be flexible on the languages and the data it can process, before we can come up with a commercial offering," in the healthcare field, said Jerry Cuomo, the chief technical officer of IBM's WebSphere group.


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