IBM's game-playing super computer gets a big boost.
FOX's Kerin McCue has the story:
We all remember the big-splash "Watson" made on Jeopardy:
(Jeopardy) "Watson... Who is Jude? Yes... Olympic oddities for $200..."
But IBM's cognitive computing system was built for more than just winning 'Daily Doubles'.
The Armonk, New York, based company is buying Truven Health Analytics for $2.6-billion to bolster Watson's health care capabilities.
They say this deal will net more than 8,000 clients. With all the health-related data it can hold, an aggregate of nearly 300 million patients could benefit.
This agreement with Truven is IBM's fourth health-related acquisition since they launched their Watson health cloud computing platform last spring.
Kerin McCue, FOX News.