IBM Watson, in minutes, solves patient care problem that stumped doctors for months

An article by FierceHealthcare
August 9, 2016

Doctors in Japan were perplexed for months over the case of a woman with leukemia who did not take to any of the treatments prescribed to her--then IBM’s Watson took over and solved the mystery in minutes.

The artificial intelligence system was able to conclude that the patient did not have the form of leukemia with which she initially was diagnosed, a form that required a different course of treatment, according to an article at the International Business Times.

The solution was discovered by the machine after it analyzed the patient’s medical information and cross-referenced it with millions of oncological records that doctors uploaded to its system from the University of Tokyo's Institute of Medical Science.

 

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