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IBM and Nuance to Work on “Watson” (The Distant Cousin of Dr. Watson) Perhaps Affordable Technology for Use In Healt by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Feb 2011 3:35pm For those of you who might wonder why is the computer called “Watson”, here's little background that might lead to some interesting reading.  Dr. Watson has been around a long time.  Actually the first Dr. Watson appeared with IBM as a program used with dos and and other networking platforms and was called DWTNDA.  In 1994 Dr. Watson was recog ... Read on »
Emma Watson and Alex Watson together in new Burberry ads by Nadine H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Jan 2010 2:50pm Hermione, you can do no wrong. Emma Watson’s latest Burberry ads have just been released–shot by famed photographer Mario Testino–and, as usual, she looks stunning. The poses are a little stiff, but you can’t deny that she’s elegant and beeeautiful. And, get this!  The model on the left, below, is Emma’s brother Alex Watson.  ... Read on »
California Dental Board Will Consider Revising Watson Law by OCnaturaldoc Health Maven Posted Mon 01 Nov 2010 7:14pm 1 Comment Dear Californians, For the first time since 2004, the Dental Board of California will consider revisions to its Fact Sheet, the information each dentist must give each patient to comply with the Watson Law. The Fact Sheet is required to tell patients about the risks of mercury amalgam, but the Dental Board also loaded it up with propaga ... Read on »
Where Should Watson Go Next-The House and Senate For Some Needed Additional Intelligence for Data Mining and Searches by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 2:35am When you think of it, this is not a bad idea for the folks in Congress to have instant answers.  I read somewhere that on Jeopardy that Watson was not connected to the internet; however with a connection it could prove very useful during debates to have “instant statistics” or instant news to refer to.  It could be hooked up to a big screen so ... Read on »
IBM Watson Did Get a Chance to Go To Congress-Should be a Permanent Home For Greater Intelligence for Creating Laws by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Mar 2011 2:46pm This is funny as 2 weeks ago I made a post about Congress being a needier group for IBM Watson’s talent, more so than healthcare right now and it turns out it did get to visit, but I think it should should reside there permanently.  Again, Watson is not connected to the internet as I understand from what I have read, but imagine if one did conn ... Read on »
IBM Watson Capabilities Being Pitched to Financial Industry-Congress Must Not Have Felt They Needed This So Further Behind We Fa by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 Apr 2011 8:06pm According to this article today IBM is determining how to bring the Watson technology to the financial service business, as speed dealing with unstructured data is not going away…hmmmm….something that could help makes laws too.  So far all I have read with the potential use in government is that there was a small demonstration given to where on ... Read on »
The Quiet Rise of Machine Learning-Like IBM Watson Offers With Speed and Learned Analytics-Congress Needs Technology This To Mak by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 3:18pm Here we go again and again and here’s a video that helps explain some of what machine learning is.  It’s not easy to understand, but the main to pay attention to is the speed, use of speech recognition to make it simple and how queries made create are fast and stored, like cache.  In other words when the same query is run again, it’s there as i ... Read on »
IBM Makes 'Watson' Servers Even Smarter With More Cores–We Are Now Graduating to Taking “Dull” Knives to Gun B by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 12 Apr 2011 7:22pm This is not a commercial for IBM, I just want smarter government decisions and they have happen to have developed it.  If we keep working on spreadsheet solutions and not use high powered query and intense data base solutions, Mr. Ferguson might as well start writing “Inside Job 2” the sequel.  By the way if you don’t know what this is, use the ... Read on »
WellPoint Hiring IBM Watson Technologies–Congress Needs to Wrap Their Heads Around Using Technology That Processes 200 Mil by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 12 Sep 2011 2:31am Who does not think that processing 200 million pages of information in 3 seconds is not useful for making laws?  With using speech recognition even the lowest common denominator with tech skills in Congress can query and participate so every body gets covered.  Yes if you read here often enough you will find a few of my posts that reflect ... Read on »
Watson Pharma Gets FDA Approval for Generic Version of Contraceptive Yaz–A Drug That Has Suffered Recalls & Other Issues by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 30 Nov 2011 12:18am Back in the middle of 2010 we had the somewhat hidden recall from the FDA of YAZ as they were out of spec.  Hopefully this won’t happen again with the generic version, but this indicates to me this is one to keep an eye on.  PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 29, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) ... Read on »