IBM Teams on First Watson Application in Africa

Thursday, October 16, 2014

IBM and Metropolitan Health of South Africa have teamed to create a new health care customer service service based on Big Blue’s Watson cognitive computing system.

A week after opening its new Watson headquarters in New York City, IBM has announced the first commercial application of its Watson cognitive computing system in Africa—a health care system.

IBM and Metropolitan Health are working on a new system to enhance and personalize health services in South Africa and drive outcomes-based services to citizens on the African continent. IBM’s Watson is a computing platform able to interact in natural language.

Source: eWEEK (link opens in a new window)

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