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AFP - IBM is putting its Watson supercomputer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial program of its kind to use "big data" to help patients with the disease.

The US computing giant last week unveiled its initiative with health insurer WellPoint and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

The supercomputer, which gained fame by defeating two human champions in the "Jeopardy!" quiz show, has been sifting through some 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text from 42 medical journals and clinical trials in oncology research.

This can speed up the way data is analyzed to make the best diagnosis and find the optimal treatment, says Craig Thompson, Sloan-Kettering's president.


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Now you Folders have some competition.
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So team IBM is now folding I see
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They took their sweet time!
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So team IBM is now folding I see

Did they mention ANYTHING in the article about f@h?
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Did they mention ANYTHING in the article about f@h?

No but solving diseases is what folding seems to be about.
(This comes from a non folder. I like cheap energy bills)
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Wasn't Watson designed for research purposes anyway? It's designed to interpret written data and draw conclusions as well as solve problems in a way that most computers cannot hope to understand (Watson can understand natural human language)

This is what Watson should have been doing from the beginning. Glad to see the computer is being put to good use. thumb.gif
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I think it would be awesome if there was a day or week each year all the owners of these major supercomputers would have a folding competition. See whom could generate the most PP from the least energy or something.

In the mean time it would help with the research.

Ah well, at least IBM has jumped on board with helping in the cancer research department. Makes me want to support them more (NOT Lenovo though)...
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(This comes from a non folder. I like cheap energy bills)

After paying electricity in Greece for some time, I can totally feel you...
But depending on where you live in the US, it is not that much better, trust me.
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Ah well, at least IBM has jumped on board with helping in the cancer research department. Makes me want to support them more (NOT Lenovo though)...
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... How can one do such a thing as supporting IBM? They don't have a proper presence in the consumer market. Though more than one would jump at the occasion to buy brand new mechanical keyboard from them (should they relaunch production of some kind).
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I think it would be awesome if there was a day or week each year all the owners of these major supercomputers would have a folding competition. See whom could generate the most PP from the least energy or something.

In the mean time it would help with the research.

Ah well, at least IBM has jumped on board with helping in the cancer research department. Makes me want to support them more (NOT Lenovo though)...
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... How can one do such a thing as supporting IBM? They don't have a proper presence in the consumer market. Though more than one would jump at the occasion to buy brand new mechanical keyboard from them (should they relaunch production of some kind).


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