IBM’s Watson discovered a rare illness in a woman with leukaemia – TechWorm

Artificial Intelligence turned saviour for a patient suffering from leukaemia.

A team of Japanese doctors turned to IBM’s AI system, Watson for help after the treatment for an 60-year-old woman suffering from leukaemia proved unsuccessful.

The AI was successfully able to find out that she actually suffered from a different, rare form of leukaemia, as the disease had gone undetected using conventional methods by the doctors.

The University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science has successfully used the new method of diagnosis, which includes a computer programme capable of studying a huge volume of medical data.

Watson looked at the woman’s genetic information and compared it to 20 million clinical oncology studies.

It later determined that the patient had an exceedingly rare form of leukaemia and recommended a different treatment which was successful.

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