IBM WatsonIBM’s Watson supercomputer power has increased

IBM is the first to show its supercomputer Watson over a year ago, when he took part in the game show Jeopardy. After Watson defeated other participants, IBM said that they see a bright future on the computer in medicine.

After participating in Jeopardy, IBM engineers have begun further improvement Watson, and began to load in this machine health information to Watson became the world’s first supercomputer, able to diagnose patients in the hospital.

As described in the IBM, since, as Watson took part in Jeopardy, the power of this machine has grown by 240%, in addition, since the memory Watson have been downloaded about 600,000 medical databases, 1.5 million medical diagnoses, about 2,000,000 articles from medical articles and nearly 1,500 records of patients with lung cancer.

All these data supercomputer to be “digested” and on the basis of their neuron-like architecture, learn how to set reasonable and plausible diagnoses for patients transferring to Watson any background information. In IBM also said that since the Jeopardy several advanced logic algorithm Watson, so he spent less computational resources for multi-dimensional analysis of input data. Continue reading