Deep Learning Algorithm Outperforms Experts in Making Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

About 46.8 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2015, and this number could double by 2035. Reliably differentiating between normal cognitive aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia requires significant clinical acumen from qualified specialists treating memory disorders, yet timely access to memory clinics is often limited for patients and families.

Boston University Toffler Scholar Vijaya Kolachalama is developing AI models that he and his team hope will be used in memory clinics, both independently and alongside physicians, to diagnose or detect cognitive diseases and disorders.

Learn more about their work in this article from Boston University.