IBM Watson Health creates American Cancer Society, global health initiatives
IBM will announce a pair of new Watson Health initiatives. One is with the American Cancer Society to apply the power of artificial intelligence to patient-oriented healthcare information, the other is an effort dubbed IBM Health Corps that aims to apply Watson’s AI capabilities to better solve global health challenges.
The news comes roughly a year after IBM ($IBM) created Watson Health as a separate unit–that period has been filled with a slew of major partnerships and acquisitions as the company seeks to make the application of AI to healthcare a substantial source of revenues.
The ACS collaboration is intended to create a virtual cancer health adviser for patients that will use the power of Watson’s AI to improve the information offered to them. It’s slated to launch early next year.
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