This Software Can Screen for Autism - Smithsonian What expert? This autism screening software works just as well. A team of Duke University researchers have developed new autism-screening software that can track and record infants’ activity during videotaped tests. On one hand, the procedure is non-invasive, accurate and could be immediately useful. On the other, some parents may prefer a clinician over a computer when it comes to their kid’s autism diagnosis. But what if the computer was just as good at spotting behavioral markers as an expert?