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IBM Watson: First Medical School, Now An App Ecosystem
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J_Brandt
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J_Brandt,
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11/25/2013 | 4:35:03 PM
Re: Watson
@Alex, never say never.  Where we are with today's technology was not contemplated in anything other than yesterday's science fiction.  Watson maybe the start, but his son or grandson may very well be the EMH. http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Emergency_Medical_Holographic_program
Alex Kane Rudansky
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Alex Kane Rudansky,
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11/23/2013 | 4:57:56 PM
Re: Watson
There isn't any healthcare technology -- mobile, artificial or otherwise -- that will replace a doctor. Watson is an amazing invention, but will never replace an actual physician. He's more of a medical supplement than a primary source of care.
Gary_EL
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11/23/2013 | 3:35:57 PM
Watson
All well and good, but even Watson is no substitute for a human doctor. Not yet, anyway.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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11/23/2013 | 7:19:28 AM
Watson starts a new era
I love IBM's Watson, and every initiative interconnected with this super powerful AI. The healthcare sector is going to see rapid advances in telemedicine thanks to Watson.

Assisting doctors in remote areas through AI, and telemedicine will save lives, and improve the quality of life of those who can't access medical attention for either live in remote areas or for the local hospital not counting with specialists. 

Both open source, and cloud apps are going to make a hugh difference in the process. Not to mention the many eHealth startups working on innovative solutions as well, and the amount of data collected that once analysed will provide invaluable information to make more and faster improvements in the system. 

-Susan 
Kristin Burnham
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11/22/2013 | 4:16:49 PM
Watson
I can't wait to see how developers use Watson's intelligence. Innovations like this are really neat to watch grow and evolve.
dblake950
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11/22/2013 | 11:41:30 AM
Watson
I love that Watson is now a "he" rather than an "it." But seriously, this could be the start of something huge. All that cognitive computing power accessible to who-knows-how-many developers? The future is wide open.


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