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Alzheimer’s Prediction May Be Found in Writing Tests

May 10, 2021

Is it possible to predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease simply by looking at writing patterns years before there are symptoms? We asked that question to Guillermo Cecchi, principal researcher at IBM Research and lead scientist on their Alzheimer's prediction research. You’ll have to listen to the episode for the answer, but it’s worth the listen. Guillermo discusses how IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases – and it’s just the beginning.