Watson: from Jeopardy to diagnosing cancer

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After watching him beat the world’s best Jeopardy players, who would think Watson could learn even more?

IBM’s speedy computer will be getting some training at the renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.

Project organizers hope to use the computer system for fast, personalized cancer diagnoses and treatment. They’ll upgrade Watson with the latest cancer research and with the hospital’s accumulated experience.

Doctors say that by late next year, patients at Sloan-Kettering could be benefiting from Watson’s speed and depth. If the project is successful, the finished product could be used anywhere in the world to aid cancer treatment.

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