Artificial Intelligence Is Mapping The Brains Of Flies

Wochit Headline News - Monday, 17 July 2017
The human brain has something like 21 billion neurons in it. But the brain of a fruit fly only has 100,000, making it rather more approachable. A team of neuroscientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has therefore chosen fruit flies for their first experiments with a machine learning system that has the ability to map those connections. “We wanted to understand what neurons are doing at the cellular level,” said Kristin Branson, who led the team.

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