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(Related) Should Alexa diagnose Alzheimer’s?: Legal and ethical issues with at-home consumer devices

Voice-based AI-powered digital assistants, such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, present an exciting opportunity to translate healthcare from the hospital to the home. But building a digital, medical panopticon can raise many legal and ethical challenges if not designed and implemented thoughtfully. This paper highlights the benefits and explores some of the challenges ofContinue reading “(Related) Should Alexa diagnose Alzheimer’s?: Legal and ethical issues with at-home consumer devices”

One paper accepted by INTERSPEECH 2022

Towards Interpretability of Speech Pause in Dementia Detection using Adversarial Learning, Youxiang Zhu, Xiaohui Liang, John A. Batsis (University of North Carolina), Robert M. Roth (Dartmouth) Abstract: Detecting dementia using human speech is promising but faces a limited data challenge. While recent research has shown general pretrained models (e.g., BERT) can be applied to improve dementia detection,Continue reading “One paper accepted by INTERSPEECH 2022”


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