There aren’t many computer chips that you have to build a life support system for.
But when you’re combining actual living brain cells with inorganic silicon chips, you can’t feed them just electricity. You actually need to supply everything they would normally get in a fully biological body.
As Hon Weng Chong, the CEO of Australia’s Cortical Labs explains, it’s all about creating computer system that learn — and that learn faster with less training data. That requires a different approach than standard Intel, Nvidia, or AMD chips, he says.