Scientists Find Rats Perform Better Than A.I. or All-Natural Rats at Maze Test

Despite what movies like Blade Runner and Ex Machina might predict, the quest for supreme intelligence won’t come down to a competition between biology and robots: Instead, it’ll come down to a merger of the two. By creating and testing rat cyborgs — seriously — artificial intelligence overlords publishing in the journal PLoS One discovered that while rats and computers may be pretty smart on their own, combined, they’re unbeatable. In the study, the research team from China’s Zhejiang University set up a maze-solving competition between trained rats, a computer algorithm, and “computer-aided” rats — the cyborgs. The unaided and slightly dehydrated rats learned their way through the mazes by following the scent of peanut butter to the finish line, where they were rewarded with a sip of water. The…


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