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    IBM’s Watson has graduated from competing on Jeopardy! to treating cancers. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is using the AI system to analyze medical articles, patient records, and clinical-trial results—helping physicians make treatment decisions. In a recent study with Baylor College of Medicine, Watson sifted through 23 million scientific abstracts to identify, in weeks, six cancer-related proteins worth targeting. (Typically, researchers have one such find a year.) On deck: a $100 million project to develop health applications in Africa.

    Company Info

    Sector
    Technology
    Industry
    IT Services
    Country
    U.S.
    Revenues ($ millions)94,128
    Company type
    Public
    CEO
    Virginia M. Rometty
    Websitehttp://www.ibm.com
    Impact Segment
    Public Health/Nutrition
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