Question: Watson. Answer: What Is a Computer That Will Have Great Impact?

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Help in training physicians

The Cleveland Clinic is using Watson to help train young physicians and, in the future, may let the computer aid at the bedside itself, according to The Atlantic and The Plain Dealer. The piece says that WellPoint already has used Watson as a support tool for nurses in their treatment approval duties.

IBM’s Watson, which rose to fame by trouncing Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings (who set the record with 74 straight wins against human competition) is being put to more productive uses than game shows.

Watson, according to the company, is a cluster of 90 IBM Power 750 servers, each utilizing a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight-core processor. The platform offers 16 Terabytes of RAM. Here are some ways that Watson is being used now and descriptions of how it will be used in the future.


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