April 18, 2019
Door closes on drug discovery. IBM is tapering off sales of its Watson for Drug Discovery product in favor of other healthcare offerings using the AI technology, STAT reported this morning. The decision was made in response to weak demand and purchases from customers.
"We are focusing our resources within Watson Health to double down on the adjacent field of clinical development where we see an...
January 6, 2016
Today at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, IBM Watson Health announced a new partnership with Under Armour, as well as sharing new information about its partnership with Medtronic, announced last April.
The Medtronic and IBM teams have been working on using Watson’s cognitive computing alongside data from Medtronic’s Carelink Connect system to predict hypo- and hyperglycemic events and give people with...
April 14, 2015
IBM Watson has taken a giant step deeper into the healthcare industry with the formation of a new business unit called Watson Health and a new cloud offering called the Watson Health Cloud. The move also includes some big name partners -- Apple, Johnson and Johnson, and Medtronic -- and two acquisitions: Cleveland-based Explorys and Dallas-based Phytel.
Watson has been involved in healthcare...
September 8, 2014
Watson at Memorial Sloan-Kettering
IBM's Watson, a cognitive computing system that has already been deployed in a number of healthcare use cases, is teaming up with Mayo Clinic to bring its computing power to bear on the age-old problem of matching active clinical trials with eligible participants.
"Using natural language processing and powerful data analytics capabilities, Watson will help...
June 30, 2014
IBM's Watson has yet another new gig, and it could lead to a novel way for big data to interact with personalized healthcare. IBM has partnered with Bon Appetit magazine to create Chef Watson, a web app that can create unique recipes based on a list of preferences. The app is going into a very limited beta (capped at 200 participants) today.
Watson is a computer program that can do big things...
November 15, 2013
A sample Watson conversation from WellTok.
It got famous on Jeopardy! and has been keeping its head down "going to med school" in hospitals like Memorial Sloan-Kettering. But now Watson, IBM's "commercial cognitive computer system," is stepping out into the wider world. IBM has opened Watson's application programming interface (API) to developers and two businesses are already working on...