Bio computing

May 29, 2016 — October 14, 2019

machine learning
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Using living organisms as logic gates or even as general computing devices. The ability to bake real computation into the structures of life suggests many obvious applications and surely non-obvious ones.

This idea is distinct from doing computation using computers with algorithms inspired by living organisms — that is the field we call biomimetic algorithms.

Projects like Microsoft’s Station B and Biological computation unit are angling for market share in this field. There are many others.

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