IBM’s Watson: From Jeopardy! to Drug Research

Bits of technology from I.B.M.’s Watson are beginning to be used in actual products available to corporate clients. The cloud-based Strategic Intellectual Property Insight Platform “uses data mining, natural-language processing and analytics to pore through millions of patent filings and biomedical journals to look for chemical compounds used in drug discovery.” As a byproduct of this project, I.B.M. is contributing their research to the searchable NIH chemical database, which will ease access to information previously mired in paperwork.

Read more on Watson’s new job in the New York Times.

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One Response to IBM’s Watson: From Jeopardy! to Drug Research

  1. Here’s an interesting video featuring IBM researchers discussing the milestone importance of Watson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwDdyxj6S0U

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