Technology giant IBM today announced its first deployment of cognitive computing technology platform 'Watson' in India, with Manipal Hospitals adopting 'Watson for Oncology' to help physicians provide individualized cancer care across the country. 

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Not only does this relieve an urgent need for personnel, as Manipal had a mere 16 hospitals and 50 oncologists servicing a population base of 2M people -- but it will do so at drastically reduced costs.

Cognitive computing may be one of the key elements to ushering in the "technological event horizon" as it has been described.