Researchers Teach Human Brain Cells in a Dish to Play “Pong”

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Consisting of a fascinating visualisation and a slightly worrying reference to The Matrix, Tony Trans covers how biotech startup Corcital Labs have successfully engaged approximately one million living human brain cells in a game of single-player Pong. Learning the ropes of Pong quicker than some AI technologies, these human cells are placed on top of a sheet of “microelectrodes” which detect neuronal signals. The microelectrodes then translate, and dictate, to the Pong paddle one of two commands: left or right – the direction in which to move the paddle. Read full article here

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