IBM has enlisted 20 top-cancer institutes to “tutor” IBM Watson in genomics and oncology
IBM has enlisted top-cancer institutes to “tutor” IBM Watson in genomics & oncology.

When the American TV news magazine “60 Minutes” recently investigated the state of artificial intelligence, they discovered that AI has made huge strides over the past decade. Far from still being in the midst of a so-called AI winter, correspondent Charlie Rose discovered in his investigation that AI is now routinely found in smart phones, cars, household appliances, and beyond.

In a story that aired on Sunday, October 9, 2016, Rose’s first stop was at the IBM Research lab in Yorktown Heights, New York, where five years ago this year IBM Watson made its first public appearance when it “beat” the world’s best human “Jeopardy!” players.

Five years on, IBM Watson has moved well beyond games and is working hard to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems, including most notably serving as a kind of physician’s assistant in the fight against cancer.

Watch the full interview below to learn how IBM has enlisted 20 top-cancer institutes to “tutor” IBM Watson in genomics and oncology so that it, in turn, can help provide personalized cancer treatments that one day could mean the difference between life and death.

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