March 26, 2012 By News Staff
Answer: the latest in oncology research
IBM and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center said last week that they will add both the latest in oncology research and the hospital's accumulated experience to Watson's knowledge base, according to physorg.com -- and they'll keep updating it. This likely will help the hospital diagnose and treat cancer more quickly, accurately and personally.
The supercomputer is the result of four years of work by 25 IBM research scientists who set out to accomplish a grand challenge: Build a computing system that rivals a human’s ability to answer questions posed in natural language with speed, accuracy and confidence.
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