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AI revolution in healthcare is nearly upon us: IBM Watson recommends cancer treatment in 10 minutes


IBM Watson recently analyzed a brain cancer scan in only 10 minutes, a process that can take humans up to 160 hours. Watson even suggested a treatment plan, suggesting that AI has the potential to revolutionize patient care, especially when time is of the essence. 

One of the biggest challenges in healthcare is making sense of the constant stream of new information output in medical literature, clinical trial results, and other research, and integrating it fast enough into what we consider best practices. With the help of an AI possessing well-developed natural language-processing capabilities, absorbing all of that information and extracting the digestible bits suddenly becomes possible. IBM’s Watson is so useful in these scenarios because of extreme language-processing abilities, which allow it to scan 23 million journal articles, government listings for clinical trials, and other data sources.

Reference: Electronic Products
                  Heather Hamilton