How AI is improving the lives of children with challenges

AI is helping children with autism, deaf children and newborns suffering seizures

   Researchers at Cork’s INFANT  centre in have developed an algorithm that helps detect seizures in newborns, interpreting EEG readings at the same level as a human expert. Photograph: Getty Images

Researchers at Cork’s INFANT centre in have developed an algorithm that helps detect seizures in newborns, interpreting EEG readings at the same level as a human expert. Photograph: Getty Images

For many people living with autism, social interactions can be like being in a country where you don’t speak the language. What neurotypical people take for granted – interpreting cues from body language, tones and facial expressions, establishing a rapport with eye contact – can be a challenge for people on the autism spectrum. It’s a varied thing, of course, but for those who do experience these challenges, it can be isolating.

Dr Ned Sahin may have a solution that could help with at least some of these issues, and artificial intelligence plays a large role.

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