akshayB 10 days ago

I hope the researchers some how finds a way to treat brain injuries, diseases or disorders, especially if this is something that can be achieved in few days.

booleandilemma 10 days ago

3 week Neuron Bootcamp - start your career in the nervous system today!

  • himom 10 days ago

    Donating blood gives me anxiety now, or were blood cells transformed into neurons inducing nervousness? Hmm. ;)

    Give life, donate blood etc.

ariehkovler 9 days ago

I am upgrading to SmartBlood(tm) at the earliest opportunity.

jchook 10 days ago

I wonder if this has applications in AI.

For example, folks like Jeff Hawkins are obsessed with ML techniques that mimic human neurons. This might give them a way to study and discover properties of neural networks.

  • gnulinux 9 days ago

    Will there ever be a HN thread not wondering about something's applications on AI?

mar77i 9 days ago

That's the first step into tricking an ubiquitous lifeform, such as a fungus or bacterium into a computer. It comes as no particular surprise to me that teaching living cells to think would turn out easier than doing the same with rocks.

kieckerjan 10 days ago

Great, soon we will have to take an IQ test before donating blood. :)

  • mar77i 9 days ago

    My blood is probably smarter than me. It provides me with everything and appears so self-sufficient as long as I keep it happy with nutrients and solvent.