Speeding Autism Diagnosis, Improving Outcomes Using Machine Learning

Earlier screening for autism means less stress and better results, Duke faculty say

Detecting and starting treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at an age of 18 to 24 months can increase a child’s IQ by up to 17 points—in some cases moving them into the “average” child IQ range of 90-110 (or above it)—and improving the child's quality of life significantly. Researchers at Duke University are using Machine Learning on AWS to create a faster, less expensive, more reliable, and more accessible system to screen children early for ASD.

In this Amazon Web video, Geri Dawson and Guillermo Sapiro explain the research. An earlier version of the app was released back in 2015 and has received numerous awards.

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