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**COMMERCIAL IMAGE** In this photo taken by Feature Photo Service for IBM: Scott Spangler, Principal Data Scientist, IBM Watson Innovations, demonstrates how IBM Watson cognitive technology can now visually display connections in scientific literature and drug information on Weds., August 27, 2014 in NYC. In this image, Watson displays protein pathways that can help researchers accelerate scientific breakthroughs by spotting linkages that were previously undetected. (Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM)

Remember IBM's Watson? It might have saved a woman's life


IBM's Watson on Jeopardy!

Remember a few years back when Watson, an artificial intelligence created by IBM, destroyed two "Jeopardy!" champions at their own game? 

The AI might have outdone itself this time by saving a human life when doctors were stumped.

University of Tokyo doctors couldn't seem to treat a woman's leukemia that had been diagnosed months before, Engadget reports.

The doctors turned to Watson, and in 10 minutes, it had analyzed millions of cancer research papers and found a solution: The woman had a different form of leukemia than the doctors assumed.

The new treatment was much more effective, Silicon Angle reports.

Would you want a robot giving you medical advice?

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