An Update on IBM Watson for Health Care — Ignore The AI Carnival Barkers

Reading time: 2 minutes 30 seconds Check the news on IBM Watson for Health Care: STAT reports that IBM is halting sales of Watson AI for drug discovery FierceBiotch reports that IBM employees were recently told of this decision and are reassessing Watson’s prospects in the broader biopharma industry. Troubles in IBM’s Watson for Oncology – a clinical advisor project – became visible in 2017. The root of these negative news events is not a failure of technology. It’s a failure to meet the inflated expectations that people had for future versions of the technology. Watson – including Watson AI for drug discovery and other Watson Health initiatives –…

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