The study indicates that approximately 10 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed annually around the world.
To achieve this, the researchers resorted to designing computer models that are able to absorb the large amounts of data that can be collected during a patient's diagnosis of dementia.
Data include results of neurological, psychological, and functional tests, medical history, physical examination, demographics, and MRI scans.
A group of 24 doctors, 17 of them a neurologist, and seven radiologists who specialize in neuroimaging, participated in a head-to-head comparison study with artificial intelligence models.
Physicians and the computer model were given a matched group of 100 patients and asked to make diagnoses using the same information, and their accuracy was similar.
Over the next two years, researchers hope to evaluate how dementia is diagnosed using artificial intelligence in countries other than the United States and Australia.