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Two sentient neuron tissues attached to wires are sitting on dishes opposite of each other, depicted on diagonal corners of the illustration. They each have ghostly arms holding a board and hitting a ball toward each other, like the game Pong. The far right neuron tissue has an exclamation mark above it, while the close left neuron tissue has three marks above it, depicting liveliness.

Organoid Intelligence: Can Neurons in a Dish Become Computers?

How good are you at the arcade game Pong? I don’t think I’ve ever played it, but playing the game has become a rite of passage for machines or systems trying to display their “intelligence.” Google-owned DeepMind mastered it in 20151, and training artificial intelligence (AI) models to play it is even a bonus assignment in a computer science course at the University of Toronto2. We’ve all become used to AI performing human-like tasks. But can you imagine a group of cells in a dish also being capable of playing the game?

A side view of a woman wearing a yellow dress lies down on a field of plants and flowers suspended in a calming pink cloud world. She holds a plant pot to her stomach, while the plant's white flower glows, looming above her.

Your Plant Babies Can Help You Win Against Stress

Do you enjoy taking care of plants? Then, here is some good news for you!

Your plant babies can aid you in various ways. Maybe you already know of plants that release relaxing aromas or a health-boosting spice that when consumed helps recover your body. But, even if your plants have neither of these characteristics, don’t worry. Here, we will explore how any indoor plant can have various benefits to your mental health.