This piece is an extension of my previous post, on artificial intelligence where I gave li’l bit info on IBM’s super computing technology output, Watson.
Oncologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) will now make use of this computational wizardry for “individualized cancer diagnostic and treatment recommendations”. It will commute the info from the center’s case studies & database.
Exploding the conventional way of disseminating the most recent therapeutic advances, Watson is hitting its first agreement with MSKCC. However, IBM had a similar partnership with Columbia University, which, somehow didn’t materialize.
Given the complexity of Cancer in itself, this move would definitely give a boost to the overall cancer treatment. Physicians dealing with specialization in a specific sub type of the disease face a considerable amount of challenge in keeping up with the magnitude of rapidly changing information.
Thompson, MSKCC President and CEO, asserts that Watson’s computational power has an enormous potential in revolutionizing the accessibility of information for the treatment of cancer all across the globe.
Watson would surely become the next huge step in technology, which one would have never thought of, whatever said and done, one thing is for sure, people behind technology are pretty amazing!