Alzheimer's is a fraudulent, incurable illness. Scientists now want to use artificial intelligence to detect the first signs up to ten years earlier.
Scientists at the University of Bari (Italy) have apparently found a new way to use artificial intelligence for Alzheimer's diagnosis, says New Scientist. Early detection may delay the effects of the disease in doctors' hopes.
The algorithm detects small structural changes in the brain. They are caused by the disease. AI recognizes these ten years before the first symptoms appear (memory disorder, speech loss).
According to a computer, researchers have a report with 67 MRT scans performing. 32 were 29 healthy volunteers with Alzheimer's disease. They were offered the Los Angeles database of the University of Southern California. In the second round, those with more MR imagesT scans is fed.
Hit rate is 86 and 84 percent
Result: AI was able to distinguish between a healthy person and one with Alzheimer's with an accuracy of 86%. The first signs found that it was 84 percent correct.
According to the researchers, it may even be possible for AI to detect the disease earlier, but further tests are needed.