IBM, NYC hospital training Watson in cancer
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - March 22, 2012 (WPVI) -- IBM's speedy Watson computer will be getting some training at a renowned Manhattan cancer hospital.
IBM and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center are announcing a joint project. They hope to use the computer system for fast, personalized cancer diagnoses and treatment.
They say 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.
Watson won fame by beating the world's best "Jeopardy!" players. It first went to work in the medical field last year, for the health insurer Wellpoint Inc.
IBM and the hospital say that if the new project is successful, the finished product could be used anywhere in the world to aid cancer treatment.
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