Author name: Maria Korolov

Deep learning in autism treatment blurs line between machine and human

Being someone with autism, I always found myself being drawn to the logic-oriented characters of science fiction movies, such as Star Wars’ C-3PO, Sonny from I, Robot, or Baymax from Big Hero 6. They tend to be extremely knowledgeable about certain subjects, but also struggle to understand concepts of human social behavior such as body language or sarcasm. This is a struggle for many individuals like myself.