Watson is designed to enhance the expertise of human beings, as noted by Dario Gil, director of symbiotic cognitive systems at IBM:
“Watson is explicitly designed around scaling and enhancing the expertise of human beings. It’s a cognitive system designed around us.“
What he means is that Watson isn’t an example of “artificial intelligence” in that it doesn’t make decisions on its own.
Rob Merkel, the healthcare and life-sciences leader at the IBM Watson Group, says, “Imagine Watson reading through an entire patient history, all of the information, all of the notes, and then being able to help determine what’s clinically relevant for that particular patient. It doesn’t just summarize or regurgitate information that already exists. It actually provides insights.“ In a way, Merkel notes, it’s like “CliffsNotes for a physician.”
Source: The Business Insider
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