IBM Watson helps tackle melanoma. 

IBM partnered with MoleMap and Melanoma Institute Australia to undertake research to advance the identification of Melanoma. An inviting, educational and fun skin check and assessment facility identified skin conditions, captured data for future research and raised awareness to the 40,000 Bondi beach goes per day. 

This two-day event at the iconic Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club over a busy sunny summer’s weekend saw beach-goers, surfers, life savers and even Sunday nippers talk with IBM Watson through a smart mirror extracting key information like their age range, gender and even if they were wearing sunscreen. 

This data was combined with weather information to determine the person’s risk of sunburn with the UV rating at the time of day. The de-identified data gathered from the assessments and checks contributed to IBM research in association with Melanoma Institute Australia and Molemap to teach Watson to detect melanoma.