And the 2015 Company of the Year Is …

Posted in Medical Device Business by Arundhati Parmar on November 2, 2015 Here’s a hint: It harnesses Big Data and AI, and it once won Jeopardy. Arundhati Parmar Everyone remembers that seminal moment in the history of the Jeopardy game show when the Watson supercomputer beat humans. That was 2011, but the moment had wider ramifications beyond television history. The win crystallized the possibility that machine learning and cognitive computing can triumph over the smartest processor of all: the human brain. Watson’s creator, IBM—aka Big Blue—revved up that machine learning with the likes of MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City, to see how cognitive computing involving patient data can be applied in healthcare. Those partnerships helped bring about the realization…


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