This Software Can Screen for Autism


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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?