title=”Watson Goes to Medical School: Interview with Cleveland Clinic’s James Stoller”>Watson Goes to Medical School: Interview with Cleveland Clinic’s James Stoller
A lot can happen in 22 months. That’s how long it’s been sinceIBM‘s Watson captured the public’s imagination by routing its human opponents in Jeopardy!. Since then we’ve seen Watson make inroads into healthcare through partnerships with speech recognition company Nuance and the insurance giantWellPoint. Like a proud parent, most recently IBM has sent Watson off to medical school by partnering with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Unlike its human counterparts, Watson will likely be able to “graduate” faster given that it can process about 500 gigabytes – or 1 million books – per second.
We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. James Stoller, Director of the Education Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, about the collaboration.