Eric Horvitz
Distinguished Scientist
Microsoft Research
Co-director, Microsoft Research Lab
Redmond, Washington

Mar. 15, 2013

Improving Healthcare, One Search at a Time

By combing through 100 million search queries, researchers detected a previously unknown interaction between two commonly prescribed drugs.

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