Tiny bee brains could reveal solutions for miniaturizing artificial intelligence
One of the next big challenges in artificial intelligence technology is finding ways to miniaturize it. Such an advance would enable AI systems to become significantly more energy efficient. Fulton Schools professor Yu Cao and assistant professor Ted Pavlic are teaming with professors in ASU’s School of Life Sciences and at the University of California San Diego to look at the brain powers of some of the smallest species of bees. They hope to gain insights that might provide ideas for effective methods of scaling down AI devices. Part of the research will involve Cao and Pavlic working on engineering a robotic bee brain.