Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord /Telegram / Google News What sounds like a headline that would be the beginning of a science fiction movie where everything ends badly has just come true. It turns out that a group of scientists made a brain in a laboratory and the interesting thing is that it already knows how to play video games. Well, he only really knows how to play one and it’s a gaming classic. As the BBC reports (via Kotaku), an Australian company called Cortical Labs made a tiny brain in a lab. This was achieved using a total of 800,000 human stem cells and mouse embryos. Later, this brain was trained by a neural network that allowed it to learn to play Pong.
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According to the research, when they connected the brain to a Pong simulation via electrodes, it only took 5 minutes for the brain to learn how to play. Of course, he is still far from being an expert and has some flaws that lead to defeat. But what the heck is the use of a lab-made brain being able to play Pong? By itself not much; however, it turns out to be an important scientific advance in research to find an effective treatment against Alzheimer’s. Of course, the reality is that the investigation still has a long way to go before reaching that point. The next step is to test how alcohol affects the performance of this lab brain in Pong. If it doesn’t matter if he’s sober or drunk, then the investigation will be struck off. It should also be noted that this laboratory brain is not a brain like the one you and I have. In fact, it’s only called the brain because it was the best way researchers found to describe this combination of cells. Actually, this brain has no consciousness and the point is not that it developed it. So rest assured, you won’t have to compete against one of these brains in your next online games. What do you think about this new? Did you ever expect to hear something like this? Tell us in the comments. Follow this link to see more news related to the world of gaming.
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