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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  • Robin Trunkai

    But like. If they manage to shove a worm's instincts and needs into a chip. That'll be a worm's instincts and needs in a chip. That'll be a robot desperately trying to obtain food, but then having no way to consume and fulfill that need. I'm not saying this is wrong, I'm just saying it's a freaky concept to think about

  • willz HatesU

    When can we back up our consciousness like in Chappie?

  • Markus Hagberg

    Fluffy all over again :/

  • Jonny Dadras

    You pretend to know how everything else works.... Just saying....

  • KrisRaps

    this is not real, i mean, the worm would go for fear, for food, for warm or for cold , for gazziliopns of reasons there, the robot only maybe for just one. Its not like he says that the digital copy islike 1/1.its more like a game where you can drive a car vs a real experiance..

  • Obi Wan Cannabi

    disliked for the thumbnail suggesting we had made a RoboWorm, I thought we were a step closer to having a real life Earthworm Jim

  • Jakub Sedlacek

    Because creating a few of simple scripts based on IF -> THEN concept would be mainstream.

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