As a programmer it can be hard not to see AI as just a tool for generating more profit. It seems to be the main reason for a company using it and that's not entirely a bad reason.
Then in the news not a day goes by without people worrying about true AI bringing on the end of the world.
So its nice to see for once AI being used as a true form of good. German scientists have teamed up with IBM to use their AI solution Watson to help cure some of the worlds most rare or diagnosed diseases.
IBM's artificial intelligence platform Watson will work with doctors in Germany attempting to solve some complex medical cases. It will be based at the Undiagnosed and Rare Diseases Centre at the University Hospital in Marburg. So far, Watson has looked at half a dozen cases, but it is unclear how many it has correctly diagnosed. AI systems are increasingly being used in healthcare, with Google's DeepMind partnering several UK hospitals.