How long until IBM’s Watson is running the world? An error occurred.

posted at 9:21 pm on September 19, 2016 by John Sexton I’ve seen the ads that IBM has done for Watson featuring celebrities like Stephen King and Serena Williams. Clearly IBM is pushing this technology now as a business service, kind of like Siri for everything, but I hadn’t really paid much attention to what they have actually been doing with Watson. In this interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty discusses some of the things they are doing with Watson and it really does sound remarkable. For instance, Watson is now being used to consult on cancer diagnoses. The idea, as Rometty explains, is that an average oncologist can probably retain a little over a hundred cancer studies which he or she can use to try and diagnose…


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