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Cancer? There's an App for That

10:48 AM, Feb 13, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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Remember the IBM computer, called "Watson," that played Jeopardy and won?  That was a delightful stunt. Now, Watson is getting real.

IBM Corp., the health insurer WellPoint Inc. and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center announced two Watson-based applications _ one to help assess treatments for lung cancer and one to help manage health insurance decisions and claims.

Wouldn't it be grand, one thinks, if the engineers could program it to fix Obamacare. But that, no doubt, is beyond even Watson's marvelous abilities.

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