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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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