If the first artificial neurons were inspired by the brain, A.I soon diverged to become a discipline on its own. However, evolution produced performant, ultra-light, energy-effective biological neuronal networks. Insects and worms only possess a few hundred neurons, but they are able to navigate, make decisions, adapt their behavior and communicate.
Through cutting edge techniques, we are now able to explore these natural networks in vivo, during the execution of extremely demanding cognitive tasks. Philip Anner showed fantastic encoding solutions that emerged from the brains’ biophysical constraints and Ramin Hasani showcased his reseach on how A.I. can be inspired by Neuroscience.
As the centre of our start up spotlight, we introduced the hiMoment, who created an App, which is using past and present moments to build future happiness.