09/13/2011 01:45 pm ET Updated Nov 13, 2011

IBM Watson: Perspective on Healthcare

Medical records, texts, journals and research documents are all written in natural language -- a language that computers traditionally struggle to understand. The ability to deliver a single, precise answer from these documents could go a long way in transforming the healthcare industry. Watson, the IBM computing system designed to play Jeopardy!, could deliver such a solution.