What is IBM’s Watson Doing for the Healthcare Industry?


If you saw IBM try out Watson on a special edition of Jeopardy, you saw just how powerful the computer was. It outscored two of the top players Jeopardy has ever had.

This was just a test run so that IBM could test out the full capability of what they had created: a tool to answer questions that could draw on a wide range of possible areas of knowledge. In fact, the designers built Watson so that it would be capable of making medical diagnoses once it was ready.