One of These is Not Like the Other

Artificial Neural Networks vs. Biological Neural Networks

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A cartoon representation of a neuron which is not currently part of a network. Image courtesy of Pixabay. Bay Watch for Pixies.

Artificial neural networks are real, actually existing things

Neural networks in the brain are a hypothetical (possibly theoretical) structural/functional component that may not actually exist

Artificial neural networks are composed non living materials

Neural networks in the brain are (if they exist and are relevant structural/functional components) are composed of/emerge from living materials

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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