Machine Learning Autism Diagnostic Tool Heads toward FDA Approval

An autism diagnostic tool that you can use on your phone is headed toward FDA approval. How does it work? Parents answer several basic questions about their child and then upload a video of their child performing basic tasks at home. Then a machine learning algorithm sifts through the information to predict the likelihood of autism.

What are the implications? It can take a long time for parents to figure out if their children have autism and get them help early enough to make a difference. This tool will help the first problem. The second problem, the shortage of care, is still a concern.

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