Monday, November 15, 2004

'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator - 'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator - Nov 4, 2004

When linked up to an F-22 jet flight simulator, the brain and the simulator established a two-way connection similar to how neurons receive and interpret signals from each other to control our bodies.

Gradually the brain learnt to control the flight of the plane based on the information it received about flight conditions.

However, the brain still falls a long way short of the complexity of the human brain, which has billions of neurons, and Steven Potter, a biomedical engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology, said a brain in a dish flying a real plane was still a long way off.

This is not a flying car guys.

Scientist A says, "Hey, I grew a brain in a dish". Scientist B says, "Let's teach it to fly". And they agree.

Amazing! They grew a brain and it learned to control flight! I wonder why they gave it that task. Why not let it do something like learn to use the internet? Teach it to communicate with a human. Teaching it to fly seems to skip a bunch of steps.

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