Can naked brain cells learn a video game?
January 2, 2022 10:00AM CST
Hey, fellow Pong-lovers! It’s Rich Dale. Finally, scientists are working on something important – teaching disembodied brain cells how to play Pong.
Researchers at Australia’s Cortical Labs have been working on computing with ‘organoids’ – dishes of living brain cells.
The latest experiment involves teaching the neuron network to play the 1972 arcade classic Pong (the greatest video game ever) — moving the paddles and bouncing the ball back and forth.
Not only are the brain cells able to play Pong – they’re actually learning the game faster than a computer AI is able to.
I knew there was a reason that was my favorite game. My brain can play it without me having to think about it!