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. Jo-Anne Aspri, MLS | LIBRARY | Kent Hospital | 455 Toll Gate Road | Warwick, RI 02886 | 401.737.7010 x1309 | jaspri AT kentri.org -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Margaret Bandy Sent: Friday, February 18, 2011 10:48 AM To: [log in to unmask] 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 303-837-7848 FAX 303-837-7977 [log in to unmask]; www.exempla.org This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking of any action in reliance on the information contained in this e-mail is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify sender by reply e-mail and delete this message and any attachment(s) immediately. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.