Why big data is good for your health - SWI swissinfo.ch

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At the University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg 6,000 patients are waiting for a diagnosis of their rare conditions. Most patients have spent years bouncing from one doctor to another, building up huge dossiers of medical notes. Rare diseases typically take at least five years to correctly name, and sometimes up to 30, by which time it can be too late for effective treatment. "This is an inefficient, costly business," Dr Jurgen Schafer, who heads the German university's medical team, said at a media conference at IBM Zurich in October. "The computer is not going to replace the physician.


Why big data is good for your health - SWI swissinfo.ch

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Most patients have spent years bouncing from one doctor to another, building up huge dossiers of medical notes. Rare diseases typically take at least five years to correctly name, and sometimes up to 30, by which time it can be too late for effective treatment. "This is an inefficient, costly business," Dr Jurgen Schafer, who heads the German university's medical team, said at a media conference at IBM Zurich in October. "The computer is not going to replace the physician. But with this amount of data, it is completely clear that we don't need more physicians – we need more computer power."


An Artificial Intelligence Roadmap For Contact Centers

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There are many innovations that are rapidly changing the landscape of the contact center. From being able to offer an omnichannel customer experience across multiple channels to internet-enabled devices connecting directly to contact centers to provide proactive service, there is no doubt that the days of the single channel call center are long gone. One of the most interesting innovations that is being increasingly discussed by visionaries and industry experts is artificial intelligence. While there are multiple definitions for artificial intelligence or "AI," the term is most commonly applied when a Machine uses leading-edge technology to perform or mimic "cognitive" functions that are intuitive within the human brain, such as problem-solving and learning. Some of the most recognizable current forms of AI are self-driving cars and computers that can beat even professional players in chess.


6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Games Improve Brain Function - DZone Big Data

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Artificial intelligence is all the rage right now. It's becoming more prominent because technology has moved forward to such an extent that it can be viably used in the real world. This is no longer just a concept that works in the lab. It's now time to take it out into the real world. There are many uses for artificial intelligence, and one of those is games.


PlayFab taps IBM's Watson AI to understand why gamers keep playing

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IBM and PlayFab are teaming up to deliver better insights about gamers based on analysis from IBM's Watson artificial intelligence platform. Seattle-based PlayFab provides backend services for connected games on mobile devices and PCs. It provides things game developers need to run their games -- like player data storage, player relationship management, tournaments, in-game commerce, and leaderboards. IBM will take that data, crunch it, and come up with insights that help developers run their games better. It's a new way for IBM to participate in what market researcher Newzoo says is a $91 billion market.