Joi Ito: Doctor plus super computer will be winning combination for patients

The human-computer combination will be a winning combination in digital health, according to Joi Ito, director for the MIT Lab, who spoke at the Partners HealthCare Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week. “I think there was an announcement recently that Watson is almost finished with med school,” Ito said. “It’s sort of a joke, but sort of true. I can imagine Watson being able to ingest all of the data that traditionally might be given to a student in med school. Now imagine if you had a computer that had all of the knowledge that you needed for med school and if it were available all of the time, maybe there’s an argument to be made that you don’t have to memorize it if it’s available all of the…


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