akshayB 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • himom 4 months ago

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

    Give life, donate blood etc.

ariehkovler 4 months ago

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

jchook 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

mar77i 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • mar77i 4 months 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.