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Recently, IBM and Rensselaer polytech have made a collaboration to make a new center for Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS). Watson AI technology will be a part of the collaboration, which will boost up the HEALS center by improving the health care facilities.
“This collaboration between Rensselaer and IBM, which combines our significant research strengths in cognitive computing, could generate insights which will aid clinicians with more effective treatments for individual patients and overall efficiencies in the health care system,” said Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer.
The new center intends to prevent chronic diseases through data-driven discovery and analyzing the factors, which help in predicting the development of chronic conditions. It also aims at providing health recommendations and guidance for clinicians to suggest to their patients.
The team has planned to develop cognitive tools using analytics, knowledge-based learning, and interrogations that mainly hinge on semantics. This will help identify the critical missing links in terms of data and knowledge, and guide the clinicians and patients properly, so as to prevent chronic diseases and conditions. The research center is a part of IBM’s Cognitive Horizons Network (CHN), a network of the world’s leading universities working with IBM, to catalyze the development of some of the core technologies used in cognitive computing.