These guys could have found something new in developing artificial intelligence. If they could make the brain of worms smarter, then they can digitize these worm brains and put them into machines that would acquire artificial intelligence.
There is probably a method now in biological science for altering genes in these worms to make them smarter in order to make complex decisions. So, in the end, it could be possible to create an intelligent machine using smart worm brains, but it would inherently have the instincts of a worm. That's something to think about... ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote : Experimenters are digitizing worm brains using them in robots. Maybe they're learn that most insects are essentially robots or just organic machines. Then they'll learn that most humans are robots and just organic machines. And probably that consciousness is just an illusion. :-D http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2851663/Are-brink-creating-artificial-life-Scientists-digitise-brain-WORM-place-inside-robot.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2851663/Are-brink-creating-artificial-life-Scientists-digitise-brain-WORM-place-inside-robot.html