Scientists Discovered 'Mini-Computers' in Human Neurons--and That's Great News for AI


With just their input cables, human neurons can perform difficult logic calculations previously only seen in entire neural networks. To restate: human neurons are far more powerful devices than originally thought. And if deep learning algorithms--the AI method loosely based on the brain that's taken our world by storm--take note, they can be too. Those are unconventional, fighting words. For 70 years, neurons were considered the basic computational unit of the brain.