IBM Offering US Employees Watson Technology to Identify Cancer Treatments

ENLARGE IBM will offer domestic employees its ‘Watson’ computing system to help those in need identify cancer treatments. Photo: Ben Hider/Getty Images By Rachel Emma Silverman Rachel Emma Silverman The Wall Street Journal CANCEL Biography @itsrachelemma Rachel.Silverman@wsj.com Oct. 11, 2016 8:00 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Navigating the labyrinth of cancer treatments can be so disorienting for patients that International Business Machines Corp. IBM 0.87 % is enlisting its powerful supercomputer Watson to help. The computing giant today says it will offer its Watson artificial intelligence software to its U.S. employees to help them identify appropriate treatments and options for clinical trials. The benefit will be available beginning early next year to employees and their families who are covered under several of the company’s insurance plans. The cancer-fighting service uses a…


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