An new research has discovered that artificial intelligence has learned to imitate the human brain: but if there is one thing it still does not know how to do better than us, that is playing Pong.
It seems that the skill in this game is strong enough to be ingrained in our brain cells. Literally! Take a look if you don't believe it.
Brain Cells Playing Pong?
Other than monkeys of Neuralink: the scientists of the biotech startup Cortical Labs they created "little brains" with living human brain cells. And they teach these brains to play a version of Pong for one player. How? Using electrodes that send signals to the cells, with which they tell them where the ball is. The mini-brain uses its neurons to move the racket.
Okay, if you haven't run away in constant panic yet. Brett Kagan, scientific director of Cortical Labs who also led the project, says brain cells "trained" in vitro have learned to play faster than some artificial intelligences. They can't beat a whole human just yet, true, but they're doing just fine. Think when they learn enough: it will be humiliating to lose from a plastic saucer with cells in it.
However, it took the brain cells only five minutes to acquire this ability. "It's really an amazing thing," Kagan says.
I can hardly believe it.
"We think it's right call them cyborg brains "Brett Kagan, Cortical Labs
"When the brain cells are in the game, they think they're the racket," says Kagan. Someone has already observed that this makes any simulation theory much less bizarre. Who or what do we think we are? And what are we really?
However, this discovery has very profound implications. According to this lab, it will foster the development of "biological computing" chips in which brain cells and neurons can fill in the gaps in machine learning and vice versa.