Meet Dr. Watson: IBM’s cancer-busting supercomputer

August 29, 2014 11:34 AM

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IBM Corp’s Watson supercomputer is set to tackle scientific research head-on after being re-programmed to analyse Big Data in the cloud.

It’s just launched a new system called Watson Discovery Advisor for analyzing scientific and medical research. Big Blue claims that the system understands the nuances of natural language so well it’s able to comb through libraries of research papers, and can even suss out scientific language well en...

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