I don't know about that. Worms are pretty dumb and machine like if you observe them and are a computer scientist and think about the logic involved to emulate that. It's a pretty good experiment but I think in the end they'll discover that human beings are really just much more complicated worms. BTW, I just came back from Starbucks where I had a long discussion about this with a scientist.

On 11/27/2014 11:13 AM, jr_...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:

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


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