15th Anniversary of Deep Blue Beating Garry Kasparov at a Game of Chess

Today marks the 15th anniversary of IBM’s Deep Blue beating Garry Kasparov at a game of chess.

Since then, IBM has come a long way with their “super computers.” Deep Blue paved the way for Blue Gene and Watson.

The infographic below helps put into perspective how far super computers really have come.

Photo Courtesy of IBM Research

Visit our Facebook page to view a great video of Dr. Murray Campbell on the evolution of IBM’s super computers.

Meet Dr. Watson!

IBM’s Watson is making headlines again, but this time he’s not competing on Jeopardy.

One of the largest health insurance company’s in the U.S., WellPoint Inc., is looking to implement Watson’s capabilities to prescribe medication and provide various treatment options for patients.

This will be done by combining a patient’s medical record chart, the health insurance company’s history on the patient and the medical knowledge that Watson possesses.

Beginning next year, several cancer facilities, academic medical centers and oncology practices will put a pilot program to the test.

Watson’s Cousin Artemis Could be Saving Lives in the ICU

Artemis, an IBM software similar to Watson, could help prevent hospital-born infections in babies in the ICU.

In a nutshell, the software takes in important information from the vitals of babies and looks for patterns that could help prevent infection.

The implementation of this form of Artificial Intelligence could be beneficial on countless levels and save so many lives.

By the end of the year, two neonatal ICUs in China will implement Artemis.

To read more on Artemis and it’s capabilities, CLICK HERE.