Wednesday, August 9, 2023

ICYMI: "Researchers Teach Human Brain Cells in a Dish to Play "Pong""

From Futurism's The Byte, September 12, 2022:

"When they are in the game, they believe they are the paddle."

Cyborg Brains 
Scientists have successfully taught a collection of human brain cells in a petri dish how to play the video game "Pong" — kind of. 

Researchers at the biotechnology startup Cortical Labs have created "mini-brains" consisting of 800,000 to one million living human brain cells in a petri dish, New Scientist reports. The cells are placed on top of a microelectrode array that analyzes the neural activity....


I wonder if the brain cells could beat the simians augmented by Mr. Musk's Neuralink?