Watson Extends its Reach

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Clinicians and researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have a new weapon in their cancer-fighting arsenal — IBM's Watson supercomputer. IBM and Sloan-Kettering are collaborating on the development of a new service featuring Watson, reports Bloomberg's Beth Jinks. The computer will assist doctors in making diagnoses and treatment decisions by mining current information and alerting doctors to new developments and research, Jinks says.

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