1. Diabetes, my dear Watson

IBM’s Watson Health is quickly becoming a major player in the healthcare industry.  But what do they need in order to showcase Watson’s mega-thinking ability?  Data.  And who has this in abundance?  The American Diabetes Association, 66 years’ worth to be exact. These two have recently teamed up to begin training Watson to understand diabetes.  A major outcome of this partnership is the development of a cognitive app, called Sugarwise, which works with Medtronic’s insulin pumps to analyze glucose levels and automatically adjust the insulin dosage.  Here’s where Watson really shines: it has the ability to add these personalized treatments to the vast amount of patient records on file to create a go-to source to help researchers and doctors detect patterns and find new treatments.

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