Watson’s next stop is the Mayo Clinic, as the famous IBM creation will be assisting in a new initiative that aims to match patients more quickly with the appropriate clinical trials. The pilot is set to launch in early 2015.
Since appearing on Jeopardy! a few years ago, IBM has brought the artificial intelligence computer system to several big-named provider organizations for various collaborations including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), Cleveland Clinic, and MD Anderson. Mayo is the latest stop for Watson, where researchers will aim to use its cognitive computing ability to wade through Mayo clinical trials to place patients in the right study.