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  • From 'CyberSlug' to 'CyberOctopus': New AI explores, remembers, seeks novelty, overcomes obstacles

    The researchers in a laboratory. Between them is a fish tank with an octopus inside that has been placed in the temporary tank for the photograph.

    Rhanor Gillette, left, and Ekaterina Gribkova developed an AI that can navigate new environments, seek novelty and rewards, and learn in real time. Their research into the neural pathways that drive behavior in sea slugs and octopuses guided the work. Here they pose with an octopus that has been placed in a temporary tank for the photograph.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:  

    To reach Ekaterina Gribkova, email
    To reach Rhanor Gillette, email

    The paper “Cognitive mapping and episodic memory emerge from simple associative learning rules” is available online

    DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2024.127812