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IBM’s Watson super computer to help diagnose hospital patients

IBM’s Watson supercomputer — and champion of trivia game Jeopardy! — is headed to hospitals to help doctors quickly register a patient’s complaints and symptoms and diagnose problems. Watson is best known for crushing the puny likes of Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a series of games. It’s an advanced supercomputer that does a very good job of understanding human language and searching for correct answers.
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