Connecting biology to artificial intelligence

Dr. Xiaochen Guo and her team at Lehigh University are leading the way in cutting-edge research into artificial neural networks, mimicking the way the brain learns so similar systems can be implemented in computers.

To create a more energy-efficient and brain-like system for use in artificial intelligence, Guo’s novel approach is to create a living neural network—a machine using actual human cells—to run learning applications.