Mar 11, 2023
Recently, scientists unveiled their ambitious plan to create "biocomputers" through the study of "organoid intelligence," a brand-new area of inquiry.
What are ‘bio-computers’ and what can they tell us about the human brain? (150 words, 10 marks)
While human brains are slower than computers at, say, simple arithmetic, they outshine machines at processing complex information.
News Source: The Hindu
Pluripotent stem cells are cultured in a three-dimensional rotational bioreactor to produce cerebral organoids, which take months to mature.
These “mini-brains” (with a size of up to 4 mm) are built using human stem cells and capture many structural and functional features of a developing human brain.
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