IBM’s Watson for Oncology debuts in India: To help cancer patients at Manipal Hospital

IBM has announced that Manipal Hospitals’ corporate and teaching facilities will adopt Watson for Oncology, a cognitive computing platform trained by Memorial Sloan-Kettering that analyzes data to identify evidence-based treatment options, helping oncologists to provide cancer patients with individualized healthcare. More than 200,000 individuals receive care for cancer at Manipal facilities each year. This will be the first deployment of Watson in India and the first engagement of its kind as the country advances efforts to transform healthcare. Watson represents a fundamental shift in the paradigm of computing – moving from programmable systems which have been the mainstay for the last several decades to learning systems that keep getting smarter as they process more knowledge. Watson has the ability to read and understand natural language. Watson for Oncology was developed…


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