WellPoint Hiring Jeopardy-Champ Computer To Make Treatment Decisions For Customers

WellPoint Hiring Jeopardy-Champ Computer To Make Treatment Decisions For Customers

We’re sure that most of you were sitting around thinking that the one thing the U.S. health insurance business needs is to be even less human than it is currently. And it looks like the folks at the health insurance behemoth WellPoint have heard those thoughts, because they have decided to “hire” Watson, the IBM supercomputer that beat two humans on Jeopardy earlier this year to help them decide on issues of treatment for policyholders. [More]

Next Up For Watson: Making Cold Callers Obsolete

Next Up For Watson: Making Cold Callers Obsolete

Watson, the Jeopardy-dominating, medical knowledge-slurping IBM supercomputer, has turned its penetrating cyber-gaze toward the ins and outs of sales and customer support. Someday, Watson’s progeny may help you out with software installation and call you during dinner to talk you into applying for a credit card. [More]

After Dominating At Jeopardy, Watson Computer Becomes Med Student

After Dominating At Jeopardy, Watson Computer Becomes Med Student

Watson, the computer that whipped several human opponents, but not all, in Jeopardy, is now hitting the databases to brush up on its medical knowledge. [More]