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Computers Diagnosing Disease

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Boston University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence program that detects cognitive impairment accurately and efficiently from voice recordings.

It takes a lot of time—and money—to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. After running lengthy in-person neuropsychological exams, clinicians have to transcribe, review, and analyze every response in detail. But researchers at Boston University have developed a new tool that could automate the process and eventually allow it to move online. Their machine learning–powered computational model can detect cognitive impairment from audio recordings of neuropsychological tests—no in-person appointment needed.

Ioannis Paschalidis
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Boston University

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