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Can Technology Think? IBM Watson Can

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Jun 4, 2014 - 10:22:13 AM

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(  - SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 4, 2014  -- When IBM Watson stole the show by beating two human contestants on the game show Jeopardy in 2011, it captured the world's attention. The question soon became "How could this technology transform the face of healthcare?" Imagine a team of physicians deciding on a treatment or disease diagnosis for a patient. Enter IBM Watson. This super computer could help doctors with a diagnosis by digesting the raw data, understanding the content, and putting forward the pros and cons of an argument. Soon, this hypothetical scenario could be a reality that will revolutionize healthcare.

Join Eric Brown, Ph.D., Director of Watson Technologies from IBM, at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference for the morning keynote on Tuesday, June 10. Dr. Brown has led the development of open domain, question answering technology for IBM and will discuss how this revolutionary technology is going to change the healthcare industry and influence the interaction between doctor and device.

Following the morning keynote, there will be a full day of 3-track conferences, including Advances in Interoperability and Integration in eHealth. This conference track explores the global and local challenges of regulatory mobile medical devices, future outlook of wireless medical devices, medical device security risks, and more. Companies with featured speakers at the conference include Fish & Richardson, GE Healthcare, and Center for Medical Interoperability.

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