Artificial intelligence can detect childhood depression

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Children struggling to express their emotions could now get some help from artificial intelligence.

Something experts are also using to detect signs of depression in young ones.

This according to a new study published in the journal of biomedical and health informatics.

Experts say a majority of kids under the age of eight are undiagnosed with anxiety and depression.

But now – a new algorithm is helping identify kids quickly.

Over 70 children were asked to come up with a story that would be judged.

The algorithm worked with 80 percent accuracy to pinpoint which prediagnosed children were suffering from an internalized disorder.

The technology picked up on low-pitched speaking, monotone voices, and repeated words something experts say are social symptoms of anxiety and depression. 
 

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