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IBM Watson Dives Further Into Cloud, Healthcare Analytics

IBM is looking to expand its Watson cognitive computing platform into many more fields, including cloud and healthcare. This includes bringing in more partners and developers.

IBM believes that healthcare is the key to Watson's growth. 
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IBM believes that healthcare is the key to Watson's growth.

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Thomas Claburn
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5/6/2015 | 5:21:23 PM
What happens when Watson gets it wrong?
It will happen at some point. Will IBM's programmers have to start carrying liability insurance?
Ron_Hodges
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5/7/2015 | 8:06:34 AM
Re: What happens when Watson gets it wrong?
The risk mitigation to that is that Watson has always been designed to formulate a set of responses and rank them according to what it sees as probability of correctness.  The human "decides", while Watson merely recommends.  Watson HAS gotten things wrong, as evidenced by a few questions in the Jeopardy games.  That fundamental uncertainty is why the aforementioned approach was taken.
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