The Advisory Board picked up on this story too and commented ."... the computer still needs to learn how to understand EHRs and stockpile information from medical literature." It'll be interesting to see how they accomplish that.

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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Margaret Bandy
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Subject: Re: Uh-oh...

Not to worry.  It was human intelligence that developed Watson.  It will be
interesting to see future use, especially in health care, as AI improves.

One of the entities receiving the IBM winnings is the World Community Grid
that allows people to donate their unused computer processing for scientific
research on diseases and other causes. We've done about 108 years of grid
computing at our house.

Margaret M. Bandy, MLS, AHIP, FMLA
Manager, Library & Media Services
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
1835 Franklin St., Denver, CO 80218
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