Posted Aug. 28, 2012 at 7:18 a.m.

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Published: 2012-08-28 07:18:00
Updated: 2012-08-28 07:18:00

Doctor Watson This Jan. 13, 2011 photo provided by IBM shows the IBM computer system known as Watson at IBM's T.J. Watson research center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Watson, best known for handily defeating the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV earlier this year, is on a diet of medical textbooks and journals for health care. IBM says Watson, with its ability to understand plain language, can digest questions about a person's symptoms and medical history and quickly suggest diagnoses and treatments. (AP Photo/IBM) Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

Finding additional uses for Watson is part of IBM's plan to tap new markets and boost revenue from business analytics to $16 billion by 2015. After mastering history and pop culture for its "Jeopardy!" appearance, the system is crunching financial information for Citigroup Inc. and cancer data for WellPoint Inc. The next version, dubbed "Watson 2.0," would be energy- efficient enough to work on smartphones and tablets....

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