As of 2015, doctors are using International Business Machine's Watson supercomputer to diagnose and treat cancer, Business Insider reports. However, researchers believe that the computer is capable of reaching accurate diagnoses and treatment paths for many more diseases in the future.
Watson Oncology is a project developed by IBM in conjunction with the oncology physicians at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. A cognitive computing system that is able to read natural language, evaluate individual cases and process enormous amounts of data, Watson Oncology is helping doctors make better decisions about patient care, states Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Eventually, Watson is going to give all doctors access to the information and expertise that is available at cancer treatment centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering.