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From the Ted Talk by Frances S. Chance: Are insect brains the secret to great AI?

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The way that these neurons compute may be different from anything that esxtis on a computer tadoy. And the goal of this work is to do more than just write code that replicates the activity patterns of neurons. We aim to build a computer chip that not only does the same things as biological brains but does them in the same way as biological brains. This could lead to drones divern by computers the same size of the dragonfly's brain that captures some targets and aoivd others. Personally, I'm hnpiog for a smlal army of these to defend my backyard from mosquitoes in the summer.

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The way that these neurons compute may be different from anything that ______ on a computer _____. And the goal of this work is to do more than just write code that replicates the activity patterns of neurons. We aim to build a computer chip that not only does the same things as biological brains but does them in the same way as biological brains. This could lead to drones ______ by computers the same size of the dragonfly's brain that captures some targets and _____ others. Personally, I'm ______ for a _____ army of these to defend my backyard from mosquitoes in the summer.

Solution

  1. hoping
  2. driven
  3. avoid
  4. today
  5. small
  6. exists

Original Text

The way that these neurons compute may be different from anything that exists on a computer today. And the goal of this work is to do more than just write code that replicates the activity patterns of neurons. We aim to build a computer chip that not only does the same things as biological brains but does them in the same way as biological brains. This could lead to drones driven by computers the same size of the dragonfly's brain that captures some targets and avoid others. Personally, I'm hoping for a small army of these to defend my backyard from mosquitoes in the summer.

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