From DeepMind To DeepNeurons: A Man Building A Computer Made Of Brains

The Man Building a Computer Made of Brains

Circa 2016

Google’s AI unit, DeepMind announced last month that its computer had beaten Europe’s champion Go player in five consecutive games. Go, which is a strategy board game on a grid of 19×19 squares, is much more difficult to master for a computer than chess. There are only 20 moves available at the beginning of a game of chess, but 361 in Go. The announcement was hailed as another milestone in the evolution artificial intelligence.

Or at least, living neurones. Agabi’s startup Koniku just finished a stint in the biotech accelerator IndieBio. It touts itself as the \”first and only company building chips with biological neuronal material.\”