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Bursting potentiates the neuro–AI connection

For decades, researchers have wondered whether algorithms used by artificial neural networks might be implemented by biological networks. Payeur et al. have strengthened the connection between neuroscience and artificial intelligence by showing that biologically plausible mechanisms can approximate key features of an essential artificial intelligence learning algorithm.

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Sun, W., Zhao, X. & Spruston, N. Bursting potentiates the neuro–AI connection. Nat Neurosci 24, 905–906 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00844-2

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