Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp. already has a partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where Watson is also used to help treat cancer.
The supercomputer best known for trouncing the world’s best “Jeopardy!” players is being tapped by one of the nation’s largest health insurers to diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments.
Some guy in his pajamas, home sick with bronchitis and complaining online about it, could soon be contributing to a digital collection of medical information designed to help speed diagnoses and treatments.
Turns out all it took to best the Jeopardy-winning computer was a real-life Garden State rocket scientist and lawmaker.
The computer program that crushed the human competition on the “Jeopardy!” quiz show is going to be lending its power to an area hospital.