Japanese team plans AI medical supercomputer to rival Watson

Dr. Watson, your Japanese brother should be arriving soon. An artificial intelligence system that can accurately diagnose a patient and suggest the best treatment is being developed by Kyoto University and Fujitsu Ltd. The hope is that it will emulate IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which is famed for AI use in medicine using a big data system, and is named after Thomas J. Watson, the founder of IBM, rather than Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick. The new system will analyze the genetic codes of patients to make its assessments. To run different simulations on relationships between diseases and a number of genes with integrated various data, it will be fed databases of worldwide medical records as well as gene information. By doing this, the AI system is expected to reveal the relationship between…


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