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Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD A couple of years ago, computer programs, algorithms, and glorified Google searches were touted as the replacements for a physician’s analysis of a patient’s medical condition. Compressed medical research is quite useful for clinicians who are presented with novel situations and have no readily available colleagues with whom to discuss the case. However, the …

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The robot that can diagnose cancer: Supercomputer dubbed Watson can treat the disease in 40 seconds – faster than …

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Barney Calman From: dailymail.co.uk A ‘robot’ doctor called Watson has been pitted against a panel of 15 leading medics – and found to be just as good as them at treating cancer. In a development that will send a chill down the spine of health professionals everywhere, the IBM-designed computer program worked out the best way to treat patients …