IBM's Watson is a cognitive technology that processes information more like a human than a computer. Watson can understand questions posed in natural language, searches for the appropriate terms in extensive text files, analyzes and evaluates by statistical means and finally gives the most probable answer.

It is also about the right answer when it comes to the treatment of cancer. The related questions are: Is the tumour benign or malignant? How does cancer progress? What is the effect of a certain drug?

Computer scientists from IBM are convinced that the answers can be found in the growing amount of medical diagnostic data. Cancer is of such complexity, that the recognition of typical patterns is possible only with the help of artifical intelligence.

Watch the video for more information. The clip (timeframe: 06:15 - 10:20) features the PrECISE partners Peter Wild from University of Zurich and Maria Rodriguez Martinez from IBM.