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[FS] IBM’s Watson Now A Second-Year Med Student.

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http://blogs.forbes.com/bruceupbin/2...r-med-student/

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Watson, you may recall, is the question-answering demolisher of former Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. But for more than year before the airing of the Jeopardy contest, IBM’s Watson team had been prepping the underlying DeepQA software to take on the data problem of health care diagnosis. Answering the question “What’s wrong with this patient given these set of symptoms and this family history?†turns out to be a natural fit for the computer.

I'd still be a bit uneasy about a computer diagnosing me.
Besides, if something goes wrong, you can't sue the computer for malpractice .
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still be kind of cool to have the computer set up on a network shared by many doctors and use it as a second opinion
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Originally Posted by ZHoob2004 View Post
still be kind of cool to have the computer set up on a network shared by many doctors and use it as a second opinion
Oh for sure, I'd have no problem with it being a second opinion.
Just not as my primary "physician".
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My friend got to sit in on an interview type thing with Watson regarding Jeopardy. When asked which two rhyming words meant "Hit below the belt" (the answer being LOW BLOW) - Watson replied "Wang Bang".

Now tell me if I have cancer!
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the rise and fall of the human race is near
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lets just hope during an operation his WB Green drives dont suddenly stop working for no reason.......
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Besides, if something goes wrong, you can't sue the computer for malpractice .
But you could sue the company for making mistakes and also sue the people running the computer which should also be verifying the diagnosis.
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My friend got to sit in on an interview type thing with Watson regarding Jeopardy. When asked which two rhyming words meant "Hit below the belt" (the answer being LOW BLOW) - Watson replied "Wang Bang".

Now tell me if I have cancer!
Unexpected, but correct.
I like Watson's answer best.
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I'd still be a bit uneasy about a computer diagnosing me.
Besides, if something goes wrong, you can't sue the computer for malpractice .
In the Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink, one of the chapters is about emergency rooms diagnostics. It turned out with a good probability that a heart attack could be determined with just 3-4 data points. Doctors were asking too many questions and getting too much data which obfuscated the diagnostic.
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Hopefully Watson will be faster at a diagnosis than House is...
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