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The world is coming to an end

Brain Dish is the description of an experiment at Florida University. 25'000 brain cells from a rat brain, “living” in a Petri dish are hooked up to a flight simulator and “learn” to fly a F-22 jet.

In a way, I’m thrilled by this. I have been working with neural networks in the financial world and we have quite some experience with what neural networks can accomplish. That a organic neural network can master flight is somehow the logical conclusion and somewhat expected.

On the other hand, it goes against what we have come to believe: That humans are somehwo superior, that intelligence is a facet of humanity.

We are living in interesting times.

Jens-Christian Fischer

Maker. Musician