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  • Tony McCaffrey

Brain Organoids Outperform Machine Learning

Brain organoids are real neural networks made from real neurons that are electrically active. They are made in a lab.

Machine Learning only models a couple of features of a real neuron network: namely, connectivity and strength of connection (a real number).

When trained on the same data, a brain organoid learned much more quickly and classified inputs much more accurately than an artificial, deep learning (a type of machine learning) network.

Programmers are scampering to understand why their artificial network was so soundly beaten by a brain organoid of comparable complexity.

Figure 1: Brain Organoids in a Dish

SUBMITTED BY: Tony McCaffrey,

Link to article on brain organoids.

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