Growing Human Neurons Connected to a Computer

Growing Human Neurons Connected to a Computer

Neurons are amazing little microbes capable of learning and making decisions. Modern AI tries to take inspiration from living neurons, but why settle for the synthetic version? By growing human neurons directly connected to a computer it’s possible to make a living AI of sorts capable of even complex tasks like flying a plane in a simulation.

Today we explore our first attempt at doing exactly that. We cover building the first prototype multi electrode array, growing the neurons and attempting to take some readings from them. This is the first part of what will hopefully be a many part series, so stay tuned for updates!

More reading/sources:

Rat neuron video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w41gH6x_30
Rat neuron paper – https://philosophy.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/Adaptive%20Flight%20Control%20With%20Living%20Neuronal%20Networks%20on%20Microelectrode%20Trays%20-%20De%20Marse%2C%20Dockendorf.pdf
Multi electrode array fabrication – https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0960-1317/23/9/097001/meta

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50 Comments

  1. Shadowmancer 120 on December 30, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    dosent that mean you could put a humen concens on the cercets



  2. Sean Parker on December 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    This gave me a raging brainer!



  3. James on December 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    If a rat could fly a plain through a chip couldn’t we program a chip with say dog neurons and put it in a dogs brain so he could talk or even make a super smart human through this ???



  4. Kansas Man on December 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    This shit NEEDS to STOP. So many horrible things are going to come of this.



  5. Ckinsman on December 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    my computer starved to death, oh well… at least I just got this new puppy.



  6. flav on December 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    And I just learnt that you can go shopping living human neurons on the internet. We live in an amazing time.



  7. Blitz on December 30, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I wish i could grow one for my gf.



  8. Drew Hurst on December 30, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Great work!
    Definitely deserves support.
    👍



  9. Eyal Leonard on December 30, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    So… Is there something like to be that neuron culture? is there an entity having an experience, however basic it might be?



  10. OG1 SHINOBI on December 30, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Ball cheese is my fav scratch n sniff



  11. Motivation Exceeds Me on December 30, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Trust a bloody scientist to create a neuron learning machine but fail at gluing a bit of plastic.



  12. TRISH LAFLEUR on December 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Will need a special cemetery for them, a wake, a procession, the whole thing. Can’t wait to see the cartoons on this.



  13. Frog guy on December 30, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    subscribe



  14. carbonman tetrahedron mind over matter on December 30, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Spark gapz



  15. John Weiss on December 30, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    The most informative video i’ve ever seen, on both genetic engineering and neural engineering in one go.



  16. Max Schager on December 30, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    NOC+10 anyone?
    No?
    Me and my tinfoil hat are out of here.



  17. boromirtheboring on December 30, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    LIFE! LIFE DO YOU HEAR ME?! GIVE MY CREATION LIIIIIIIIIFE!



  18. broadsk8tr on December 30, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    What?



  19. B-rad on December 30, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    This would be a good plot for
    A movie



  20. Krazedkymmeez Randles on December 30, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Love u r shit !:thank you 4 u



  21. Lance on December 30, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    do these scientist know what head cheese is, in the world of immaturity



  22. all about jugad on December 30, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    I want to work with you !



  23. Shay Ó Laoghaire on December 30, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    This my friends, is how you dig yourself so far into a philosophical problem, that the government will have to step in. I mean, where do you draw the line. Is it humane? Is it, Human? But what makes neurons any different than a cows? We force horses to work. Why not brain neurons. What constitutes a human. Does it need more than a brain? Then we fall back to the abortion debate, where does life start, does our answer for that contradict this nee one? The future. Will be fought in courts. By people who just want money, not progress. But progress always comes at a cost. The only question, is what will it be.



  24. Stydian Gear on December 30, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    it is rumored that quantum computers are connected to asian brains.



  25. Shay Ó Laoghaire on December 30, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    American public schools already force neurons to think alike and do what they’re ordered to. This isn’t new.



  26. John La Marca on December 30, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Those Bible people are gonna get very upset over this idea, while they can’t live ONE SINGLE DAY without science and MAN’S knowledge… They don’t have "God" in their lives! Only permission slips(money) to access other people’s knowledge…



  27. Eric Gowen on December 30, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Mad props to the mad scientist



  28. leoghpe on December 30, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Amazing! Congratulations.



  29. coen steeiin on December 30, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    oh no



  30. CheezUS on December 30, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Only in YouTube – going from a Fedor vs Rampage fight highlights video to a guy trying to connect human neurons to a computer in his basement. We live in interesting times.



  31. Andreas Alin on December 30, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    The Thought Emporium animals
    are fools and some humans are
    fools and same species of fools
    animals exticționed but and some
    humans are so smart and Einstein
    it was alive and it was so smart
    much than others humans but and humans are smart but and bad



  32. Thomas Dillon on December 30, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Bio neural interface.



  33. JoetheGoldenHoe on December 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Would a culture eventually become sentient and develop a conscience?



  34. Al Cameron on December 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Where’d you get the neurons?



  35. PieLover- Joe on December 30, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I love how neurons work without us, this is kinda scary. We are the aliens



  36. An Aldmeri Dominion Enforcer on December 30, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    HEAD CHEESE! 🤢



  37. J. S. Ling on December 30, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    This project started with the question "CAN we do it?" and not "SHOULD we do it?"—the origin of all great superscience!



  38. icicle gaming on December 30, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    imagine shutting it off and it just going crazy with random signals knowing it will be killed



  39. Tristan Holley on December 30, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    When you hook a speaker up to your experiment and it starts screaming "kill me!"



  40. J. S. Ling on December 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    This is an abomination, and I love it.



  41. Infinity Nick on December 30, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I know there’s alot of comment’s just over looking the brilliance here, but for me this is freaking AWESOME! I mean, you may not have gotten what you were looking forward to, but just the idea and the product you’ve already come up with, is insanely brilliant! I mean, just think of all the technological advances this could bring! For one, AI would be 1 billion times easier to perfect, if you were to use real neurons, and at the point it wouldn’t even be artificial, it would be real! You’ve got a sub from me , I can’t wait to see what you do to improve it, good luck, and I hope it works out in the long run! I’m looking forward to it!!!!



  42. Milton Monnin on December 30, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Does this mean i can pre order my machine body from Count Mecha, im ready for Maetel to pick me up 😉



  43. rohit barua on December 30, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    *NEURONS, PROTONS AND MORONS*



  44. Josh Martin on December 30, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Do you want a SkyNet? Thats how you get a SkyNet.



  45. Tomaatoosauce on December 30, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Soooo no one’s going to ask him where did he get human neurons?



  46. Mad Pancho on December 30, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    sibyl system is comming



  47. Thesaurus on December 30, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Hit me up when you’ve taught it not to wait for a stop sign to turn green.



  48. Clifton Ballad on December 30, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    I am horrified/amazed that one can gather all of the supplies to even ATTEMPT doing such a project on the internet with no fuss. Holy F***.
    Second, if you switched to a glass threaded top, you might be able to use indium to stick the 2 together. My only basis for this is using indium solder to join glass to metal for vacuum applications. I do Not know if indium and titanium play well together.



  49. when noobs did it on December 30, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Human brain processor =AMD RYZEN 3000 GG EZ



  50. vertigoz on December 30, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Why human neurons, is there something which set them apart from the rest of neurons?