IBM making a powerful version of Watson

  • IBM is planning on making a more powerful version of its Watson supercomputers. 

    The supercomputer has a wide variety of applications, which range from medicine to linguistics. It can, for instance, compare the data of patient to thousands of textbooks, trials and articles, in order to report back treatments and suggest tests to the doctor. 

    Amazon made an announcement at a conference regarding its supercomputer offering during the same week. 

    A participant at the conference mentioned that he used Amazon Web Service to finish a project that would have otherwise taken 264 years to complete using one server. 

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