An artificial intelligence online engine can accurately diagnose migraine

Takeaway

  • A novel computer-based algorithm that mimics semi-structured interview logic is a reliable and valid tool for migraine diagnosis.

Why this matters

  • The inability to rapidly and accurately diagnose migraine represents a key barrier to headache care; it has been proposed that computer-based algorithms could reduce the need for time-consuming semi-structured interview-based diagnostic encounters.

  • This unique study demonstrates that a novel computer-based algorithm utilizing machine learning can reliably apply the logic of a semi-structured interview, executed by a trained headache specialist, in a way that is scalable and capable of refinement.