IBM Research has developed two new Watson-based technologies designed to shorten the gap between human and machine interaction.
Both cognitive computing projects from a yearlong collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, IBM said Tuesday.
WatsonPaths seeks to present physicians with disparate data and help them test a hypothesis or arrive at a diagnosis.
Watson EMR Assistant works examine aspects of a patient’s medical background in order to to identify new insights to care and treatment.
Eric Brown, IBM research director of Watson technologies, said the two projects are intended as platforms for Watson to build on and solve complex medical problems more intuitively.
“On ‘Jeopardy!’ it was not necessarily critical to know how Watson arrived at its answer,” Brown said.
“But doctors or domain experts in any field will want to understand what information sources Watson consulted, what logic it applied and what inferences it made in arriving at a recommendation,” Brown added
WatsonPaths will become available for clinical lab simulation training at CCLCM, a medical school program of the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.