IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer Patient in 10 Minutes; Doctors Take 160 Hours

by Larry Emmott on August 25, 2017

in Diagnostics,Future Tech

From IEEE Spectrum:

A new study, in which IBM Watson took just 10 minutes to analyze a brain-cancer patient’s genome and suggest a treatment plan, demonstrates the potential of artificially intelligent medicine to improve patient care. But although human experts took 160 hours to make a comparable plan,…

Source: IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer Patient in 10 Minutes; Doctors Take 160 Hours – IEEE Spectrum

This is just the beginning. As more data is accumulated and as ever larger and more powerful AI systems develop we will soon be scanning people with a “Tricorder” type of device, the data will fly off in the cloud and an army of “Watsons” will analyse it and return a diagnosis and treatment plan in seconds.

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