Alzheimer's is a treacherous, incurable disease. Researchers now want to use artificial intelligence to detect the first signs up to ten years earlier.
Researchers at the University of Bari (Italy) have obviously found a new way in which they can use artificial intelligence to diagnose Alzheimer's, says New Scientist. Early detection may delay the effects of the disease, doctors hope.
An algorithm detects small structural changes in the brain. These are caused by the disease. AI manages to recognize these ten years before the first symptoms (memory disturbance, speech loss) occur.
Researchers have the computer according to the 67 MR reportT scans trained. 32 were from Alzheimer's, 29 from healthy volunteers. They are provided by a database of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In the second round, those with more photos of MRT scans Fed.
Success rate 86 and 84%
The result: AI was able to differentiate between a healthy person and one with Alzheimer's with 86% accuracy. The first signs realized it was 84% correct.
According to the researchers, it may even be possible for AI to detect the disease even earlier, but further testing is needed.