MEET Watson Health

WHY?

IBM is currently looking to sell Watson Health. This might seem like a troubling sign for AI in the healthcare industry, but when you look under the hood it’s actually going to be a good omen. Watson has a lot of untapped potential to aid in health-related AI ventures, such as stopping drug-thefts in hospitals and analyzing heart rhythms. Watson would especially excel in the consumer related services that could personalize healthcare for low-income patients and provide accurate home monitoring. Since IBM has already been looking to focus more on the cloud, this is a very positive and telling sign for the growth of AI in healthcare.