Using Artificial Intelligence to diagnose Autism 

Behavior Imaging for Autism Science (BIAS) Project

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Medical research today has a funding problem. Government grants are too competitive, while industry is driven towards profits. Many brilliant research ideas go unfunded, even if they could save lives. You have very little ability to directly advance the medical causes that would make a difference in your life. Research Lead gives you the opportunity to support the research that matters to you and follow the research as it progresses.


80% of potentially impactful studies are denied competitive federal grants every year, leaving over 40,000 researchers without funding.


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Many diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or cancer have no cures nor highly effective treatments.

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