IBM’s Watson Computer Will Help VA Doctors Treat PTSD

IBM's Watson Computer Will Help VA Doctors Treat PTSD
IBM’s Watson Computer Will Help VA Doctors Treat PTSD
The Department of Veterans Affairs will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to advise physicians on PTSD treatment for veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning to use IBM’s Watson — the Jeopardy! winning supercomputing system designed to simulate human cognition — to advise doctors on treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder patients, IBM announced this week.

As part of a two-year, multi-million dollar contract, IBM plans to install Watson software at the Department’s data center in Austin, Texas. The total contract is valued at $16 million, according to IBM, though the initial set-up and assessment phase is worth about $6 million.

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