Machine learning and diagnosing autism

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12 Jul 2016, 10:52 pm

Machine learning puts new lens on autism screening and diagnostics


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13 Jul 2016, 4:22 am

Problem with machine learning is that it is have no grey areas. A human being doing an interview with a possible autism patient can pick up nuances, machine learning that has been trained on a select low functioning subset of autistics, possibly kids ([sarcasm]because everyone knows that autism only affect kids [/Sarcasm]) will miss the gray area and miss out on people who need the diagnosis to get help from society.


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