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IBM’s “Watson” Supercomputer Has a New Program: Fighting Cancer.

After winning Jeopardy and writing a cook book, one of the world’s most advanced computers gets serious

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In addition to being one of the most advanced computers ever created, IBM’s Watson is also one of the most accomplished. After its much-publicized Jeopardy win in 2011, Watson has gone on to try its hand at the culinary arts, and has even dipped its digital toe into the waters of higher education. But now the super-productive supercomputer is preparing to use its unprecedented processing power for a much more serious project: Fighting cancer.

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