These three technologies, or lack thereof, are standing in the way of automated diagnostics.
In August, a stumped group of Japanese doctors treating a 60-year-old woman turned to IBM’s Watson for help, eventually reaching the diagnosis of a rare form of leukemia. Artificial Intelligence is a natural fit for diagnostics: there are millions of medical papers available and more being released daily. Sifting through them and compiling data is a natural fit for a processor. There is just one catch: they are written in scientific English.
Thankfully, language interpretation is one of Watson’s key strengths, and it is...