Team exploring field of synthetic biological intelligence hopes to create ‘better AI machines’ – despite concerns over the ‘existential risks’ of such technology

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Research into merging human brain cells with artificial intelligence has received a $600,000 grant from defence and the Office of National Intelligence (ONI).

The research team, led by Monash University and Cortical Labs, is the one that created DishBrain – brain cells capable of playing the vintage video game Pong.

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