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Brain cells in dish learn to play video game

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The Bangkok Post

ISLAMABAD: Neuroscientists have shown that lab-grown brain cells can learn to play the classic video game Pong, and could be capable of “intelligent and sentient behaviour”. Brett Kagan, who led a study published in the journal Neuron last week, said his findings open the door to a new type of research into biological information processors, complementing normal digital computers. “What machines can’t do is learn things very quickly — if you need a machine learning algorithm to learn something, it requires thousands of data samples,” he explained. “But if you ask a human, or train a dog, a dog…

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