IBM's Watson could diagnose cancer better than doctors

As of now, Watson has assimilated over 600,000 unique types of medical evidence. In addition, Watson’s database includes two million pages sourced from a variety of different medical journals. To improve the link between symptoms and a diagnosis, Watson also has the ability to search through 1.5 million patient records to learn from previous diagnoses. This amount of information is more than any human physician can learn in a lifetime.


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