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Scientists Just Put A Worm’s Brain Into A Robot’s Body

Biologic Intelligence emulates an animal’s brain and nervous system into software and robotics. This new form of Artificial General Intelligence runs over the top of Deep Learning and Machine Learning based systems to understand and act upon changing and unlabeled data in real-time. It’s the inevitable conclusion for how all Artificial Intelligence will be built in the future.

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The brainwaves of a parasitic roundworm drove a Lego robot.Extending the connectome of C Elegans to a robot, displays behaviors we observe in the living organism and allows researchers to study the connectome from sensory input to motor output in real world environments.

It is claimed that the robot behaved in ways that are similar to observed C. elegans. Stimulation of the nose stopped forward motion. Touching the anterior and posterior touch sensors made the robot move forward and back accordingly. Stimulating the food sensor made the robot move forward.


The key point is that there was no programming or learning involved to create the behaviors. The connectome of the worm was mapped and implemented as a software system and the behaviors emerge.The conectome may only consist of 302 neurons but it is self-stimulating and it is difficult to understand how it works – but it does.