CVS and IBM have teamed up to stop chronic diseases patients from having a medical emergency before it gets to that point. The corner store pharmacy giant will use Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing technology, to predict chronic disease patients in danger based on red flag behaviors.
Watson is built on a similar learning process as the human brain. It observes the data, interprets it, evaluate recognizable patterns and then decides a course of action. But unlike our tiny tissue brains, Watson has the capacity to sort through and rapidly compute millions of data points through sophisticated circuitry and software to make those useful connections much faster.
Watson recently teamed up with Bon Appetite magazine to create an app that could suggest recipes with the kinds of flavor combinations humans might like to eat, but wouldn’t be readily apparent. Called Chef Watson, IBM’s cognitive computer suggested things like caviar combined with mango as a tasty dish.