IBM chief medical scientist Martin Kohn and Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center CIO Pat Skarulis announced the partnership will use IBM’s Watson supercomputer and the center’s Darwin, a database with 1.2 million patient information.
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It has been more than a year since Watson appeared on Jeopardy and beat some of the show’s top champions, according to the article.
Since then, Watson has been “studying” healthcare literature.
Skarulis said they are building an intelligence engine to provide specific diagnostic test and treatment recommendations.
Information Week reports that IBM and Sloan-Kettering will jumpstart its program with non-small-cell lung cancer research.
MSKCC lung cancer expert, Mark Kris, will develop training cases for the supercomputer.