Watson, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system which competed on the Jeopardy! game show, will soon make its resources available to developers worldwide with a new cloud-hosted marketplace, and healthcare will be one of the main applications of the technology.
The IBM Watson Developers Cloud will allow application providers to develop Watson-powered apps. The marketplace will include a developer toolkit, educational materials and access to Watson's application programming interface. IBM also will be launching a Watson Content Store, a cloud-hosted network where app providers can connect with third-party content providers.
Partners are already building apps, which IBM plans to get to market in early 2014, including MD Buyline, a system that provides access to a research assistant to help clinical and financial users to make real-time, informed decisions about medical device purchases. In addition, Welltok has developed a system that rewards patients for engaging in healthy behaviors. Article