IEEE: IBM Watson Overpromised and Underdelivered on AI Health Care (1/7)

Looking beyond images, however, even today’s best AI struggles to make sense of complex medical information. And encoding a human doctor’s expertise in software turns out to be a very tricky proposition.

IBM has learned these painful lessons in the marketplace, as the world watched.

While the company isn’t giving up on its moon shot, its launch failures have shown technologists and physicians alike just how difficult it is to build an AI doctor.