IBM’s AI system predicts risk of developing psychosis

Feb 27, 2018, 6:49 AM EST
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IBM's Computational Psychiatry and Neuroimaging research team has developed an artificial intelligence system that can predict the onset of psychosis in patients, thus offering an effective tool that rids the diagnostic assessment of the subjectivity of individual psychiatrists.

The technology, which relies on a method called Natural Language Processing (NLP), predicted the risk of developing the psychotic disorder in people with 83 percent accuracy, writes Engadget.

Researchers hail the development as a big step in neuropsychiatric assessment as it opens up the prospects of remote evaluation wherein people can send their speech samples for analysis by the psychosis-predicting AI, writes Futurism.