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"Attention. Beep. Attention. That is breast cancer, type BRCA, stage xx!"

Watson doesn’t look quite as dinky as the robot in the photo, but what it lacks in looks, it makes up for with smarts: becoming famous by winning Jeopardy in 2011.

Today it advises banks on asset management and helps cancer specialists make diagnoses. The IBM team programmed Watson in such a way that it not only learns incredibly quickly, can play chess and hold interviews: it can do much more, including being trained to recognize breast cancer on images.

The basis is artificial intelligence and an unbelievable algorithm. A fascinating and exciting topic!

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