Alien Dust-os and Pong Brains

New observations of the star known as KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s Star, do not close the door on the idea of an advanced alien civilization. Jeff and Anthony step through the new data and imagine the possibilities. Then, a group of brain cells in a jar has been taught to play the video game Pong – and it does it better than artificial AI. Anthony and Jeff work through their feelings about a bio-computer.

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Watching KIC 8462852: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2111.01208.pdf

Pong cells: https://futurism.com/the-byte/brain-cells-play-pong

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