Scientists can hope to jet set their research with the latest IBM Watson Discovery Advisor which is the next generation supercomputer. Watson is able to understand the intricate language of science. It could understand how chemical compounds react with one another and it could greatly accelerate the research and development process.
John Gordon, vice president of IBM’s Watson Group explains to FoxNews.com how Watson works, “Watson has moved to helping researchers investigate the great unknown problems of our time. This whole space around Watson and technology is trying to push forward innovations.”
IBM Watson Discovery Advisor can considerably reduce the time and efforts needed to test hypotheses and formulate conclusions. The super computer can complete tasks in days, which would have otherwise taken months to accomplish.
The cloud-based Discovery Advisor is being used by a number of colleges which includes Baylor College of Medicine, Johnson & Johnson, and The New York Genome Center who are using it to support their research. Different houses are using Watson in their own unique ways. Johnson& Johnson is using Watson to comprehend scientific papers on clinical trial results while Baylor College of Medicine is using the Advisor to quicken the pace understanding the biology of diseases.
Gordon says, “We believe that Watson can accelerate the time to value, how fast the discourses come forward, and the probability of success of investigations,”
Discovery Advisor’s abilities could be used by a host of other sectors. The makers of Watson are planning to move beyond the frontiers of life sciences into new areas like financial services, energy, and legal fields.
Watson’s abilities has been recognized and already it is trawling vast cache of data from the health sector via its partnerships with Insurance houses like firm WellPoint and New York’s famous Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Care Center. Already IBM has invested over 1 billion dollars in the Watson Group in its bid to get an upper hand in the cloud-based applications and services.