Scientists Put the Brain of a Worm Into a Robot… and It MOVED

This robot contains the digitized brain of a worm, and without any outside input it just... works! Here's what this could mean for the future of AI.

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  • Voice for the fearful

    Misleading title. The title suggests that scientists removed a brain from a worm and then implanted it into a robot. Instead, they just made a rough digital copy and used it to control a robot. Not nearly as impressive, and not on the right path. If cyborgs are ever to really exist, we need to know how to remove brains from living creatures and implant them into manmade robots successfully. It makes little sense to simply add mechanical components to a human body that will eventually fail unless you can (at the end of life or sometime before) remove the brain and implant it into a full robot. Digitizing brains is a waste of time as the digital brain is not the same being.

  • KAP 111

    They should put a microphone on it and see if the worm makes sound

  • Craig Locke

    2:40 That just sounds like it adds a hole other thing for animal rights activists to complain about.

  • Julian Zaltron

    if anybody wants to know more:

  • Astro Gaming Network

    Time to live forever...

  • kiran ranjitkar

    this may be AI start up

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