Step 1: recreate the brain of the C. elegans worm as a neural network 🧠
Step 2: ask it to park a car 🚗
Researchers digitized the worm brain, the only fully mapped brain we have, with a 12 neuron network. The goal of this exercise was to create a neural network that humans can understand and parse since the organic version it is based on is well understood. 🗺
An interesting realization that came out of this exercise: 👇
Curiously, both the AI model and the real C. elegans neural circuit contained two neurons that seemed to be acting antagonistically, he said—when one was highly active, the other wasn’t.
I wonder when this switching neuron feature will be rolled into an AI/ML/DL architecture. 🤔