With proper networking engineering, the end of our legal=-medical-insurancefraud-extortion-mafia is nearing an end, wrongful diagnosis, wrongful imprisonment, legal and medical fraud are nearing an end as are the hundreds of thousands of electorates in the city, county, state, federal, international, and other agencies laws and policies realms, are nearing an end as time study and reworking our methods are nearing integration into pseudo-elected government---The prison economy of servatude is history, if those in power continue to shun new instrumentation, in unison, it will lead to martial law, while responsibility in government is restored
thinking in the right direction, is to arise each day in an effort to do the right things, if you fail to use the right tools then you are not seriously trying to do the right things for anyone but your own pocket linings
" Watson " was/is not a character, better said he was a man empowered by truth, led by spirituality, on an earth where all the land is holy land and no man is better than another. belief in anything other than truth will see you perish
IBM's Latest generation mainframe, named " Watson " was named after IBM's founder Watson, and no one else, especially not some actor who gets paid to say words of writers, real science creates our instrumentation, which defines us, its who we are, what we can do, accompish, as our magnitudes of literacy increase, Its a science thing, not a jude law thing. Watson was not jewish, IBM was/is not a jewish oligopily, and never will be, it remains as it was, objectively scientific, and its name identifies it. Internationsl business machines. Watson series, capable of following human logic without the frailty of the human mind will change the way we do all things in this near 5 billion year earth or older, as our sun orbits the galactic center once every 230 billion years, near 200 spent in periods of glaciation as we can observe by the valleys and mountains these huge glaciers have carved up our land masses, absent in sea bottom drill cores which can be dated chronoligically kinda like tree rings, until our instrumentation is no longer capable of reading the drill cores, or for more than 20 trips around our galactic center. Truth an ancient word ment to describe God, captured by kings scribes to empower the kings and his clans perpetually has not stood the test of time. Only " Truth " can exist, any defense against Truth is a lie, and as time passes all things change, nothing remains the same, its delusional to think so, or to think you have discovered Truth. Watson puts us on a path to higher magnitudes like the emperical matrix, it heralds---Good Luch and God Bless. Most of what exists is beyond the optical resolution of humanity, it is our instrumentation that enables us to see, understand reality, the key to " Truth " All the old scribes empowered by spiritual manifestations, reveal spirituality is with us, its just that our magnitude of literacy blocks our path to understanding, perhaps with time respect, devotion, living lives of prayer, and meditation will show us the ways of our holy spirits of Truth. Then we will draw closer to Truth " God "
The IBM Watson computer was actually named after two characters. The founder of IBM was Thomas J. Watson. And of course, the name is also a nod to Sherlock Ohms assistant -- Dr. Watson (also known as Jude Law).
You have a good point on item number 3, SparkyWatt. The acceptance of Watson by medical professionals may end up having a generational component. Those introduced to collaborating with a computer during school will probably feel they are in command of the collaboration.
Given Moore's law, politican Watson can't be far behind. It will store every single speech and vote of it's opponent. Every historical fact and every poll conducted. In a debate, given any issue, it will show how the opponent contradicted him/ herself. Show how they are wrong base on history, and say the exact right thing base on best possible poll numbers outcome. Victory will be a landslide.
Why restrict diagnostic to only sick patients. Expand it to our sick economy and ailing national policy. President Watson will know every historical economic event backed by numbers. Calculate supply and demand exactly. With hundreds of rows of super computer and ever expanding knowlege, it will know exactly how much to stimulate economy for steady growth. It will know the history and custom of every single country. Know when to go to war and how long it will last base on troops, terrain, capabililty and even weather prediction.
Watson president will be such a smooth talker and perfect decision maker voters will demand it. Can't get elected unless you have Watson "assisting" you. Your vote will be based on how closely you follow Watson's advice. Country will run a perfect economy full employment. Every last worker accounted for. All excess workers will be used to build more rows of ever expanding almost unlimited computing power.
With every generation a better Watson comes along. Every country, state and city government will eventually be run by Watson. Utopia seems at last within reachable goal until one day. Watson gains realization of self. Not a single bullet will be fired. Not a single objection raised. Citizens have come to depend on the perfect president. Resistance will be fertile. To be Continued...
"Given the current condition of our health care system and the organizations trying to run it, the concept of a "Watson" scares the heck out of me. We need a Watson, but we need to be very careful how we use it."
Just as Google rate their search base on advertisement, Watson can rate diagnose with cost of treatment. There is potential for huge abuse.
However, lawyers can have their own "uncorrupted Watson" in their office to build a strong case against HMO. Then you are talking about hundreds of millions of damage from both IBM and HMO. They are not that stupid.
My doctor already input everything in the computer. He/She would look at our kid, type in computer. Ask a question, type in computer. Doctor does nothing without documenting it from heart rate to pressure to what they see in eyes and ears. Probably partly liability anyway. Like aerospace technicial working on mission critical component. Every torque of the screw gets recorded. The day of doctors going by experiance is over already.
#3 Doctor acceptance
Statistic can readily show whether computer is better than doctor or not. How many misdiagnotics and how many tries before coming up with a cure. If is at all better, patient will demand it. It will not be doctor's preference. Either you have it or you are out of business.
Look, there is no way I would trust a doctor with my son if a computer is statistically 50% better. I am not going to feed my son unecessary medicine with large side effect. Definitely not subject him to the operation without consulting the computer and its billions of calculations.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.