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Why big data has so far failed medicine

05th Oct `13, 01:18 PM in Health / Pharma

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – Can big data improve human decision-making? That was the question that MIT’s Irving Wladawsky-Berger…

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – Can big data improve human decision-making? That was the question that MIT’s Irving Wladawsky-Berger put to a panel of IBM clients at the company’s research colloquium on cognitive computing Wednesday. The meat of his discussion focused on Douglas Johnston, a surgeon with the Cleveland Clinic. We’ll share their interchange here.

“I think that what’s happening now with data science,” said Wladawsky-Berger, “is we can now turn these microscopes on ourselves, systems where the critical components are people, communities, and organizations, and get a level of understanding we didn’t have before.”

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