Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Diagnose and Treat Autism

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Diagnose and Treat Autism

Possibilities and Limits of AI for Autism

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Lisa Jo Rudy

Lisa Jo Rudy

Lisa Jo Rudy, MDiv, is a writer, advocate, author, and consultant specializing in the field of autism.

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Updated on May 17, 2022

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Nicholas R. Metrus, MD

Medically reviewed by
Nicholas R. Metrus, MD

Nicholas R. Metrus, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and neuro-oncologist. He currently serves at the Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Summit, New Jersey.

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Researchers are exploring the idea that artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to diagnose autism and help people on the autism spectrum to improve social, communication, and emotional skills. Diagnosis of autism through the use of AI is now a reality and AI-based therapies in development show promise. Some AI-based apps are now downloadable for any smartphone user.

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