IBM/UZH featured in Italian TV news
On 5th September, 2016 RAI3 Italy ran a 45 minutes news show about robots and computer intelligence. The segment included many examples from the IT industry including Amazon's robotic warehouses, Google's and Tesla's self driving cars, a helpdesk tool from Accenture and IBM Watson.
A sequence was dedicated to IBM with several interviews including partner Dr. Peter Wild from the Hospital of Zurich, talking about the benefits of integrating Watson in making life-saving diagnosis: "Watson can analyse all of these prostate cancer samples and compare this with existing published data to determine the right course of treatment for the individual patient. It's impossible for me to do all of this as quickly."
Lately, IBM’s cognitive computer Watson successfully diagnosed a woman with a rare form of leukemia which doctors had not detected - see the article here. In the PrECISE project, the Watson cognitiv copmputer is used to mine literature and to analyze incoming data using the developed models and methods in the work packages 4 to 6.