In vitro neurons learn and exhibit sentience when embodied in a simulated game-world

@article{Kagan2021InVN,
  title={In vitro neurons learn and exhibit sentience when embodied in a simulated game-world},
  author={Brett J. Kagan and Andy Kitchen and Nhi Thao Tran and Bradyn J. Parker and Anjali Bhat and Benjamin N. Rollo and Adeel Razi and Karl J. Friston},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2021}
}
Integrating neurons into digital systems to leverage their innate intelligence may enable performance infeasible with silicon alone, along with providing insight into the cellular origin of intelligence. We developed DishBrain, a system which exhibits natural intelligence by harnessing the inherent adaptive computation of neurons in a structured environment. In vitro neural networks from human or rodent origins, are integrated with in silico computing via high-density multielectrode array… 

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