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AI For Pharma Growth

Mar 20, 2024

In this episode of AI For Pharma Growth, Dr Andree Bates is joined by Hon Weng Chong, M.D., the founder of Cortical Labs. They discuss the inception of Cortical Labs and how the company is responsible for the creation of DishBrain, a powerful computational neuron system using human brain cells. Eventually, this cellular neuron system became so adaptive and responsive, it learned how to play the classic video game Pong.


Beginning with the use of mouse brain cells, the development and implementation of DishBrain expanded into a complex system that responds to feedback from its surroundings. This episode delves into how Hon undertook this journey, got inspiration and made DishBrain the highly advanced system it is now. They also discuss potential widespread effects of using a brain-computer interface and what this could mean for science and technology.


In this episode you will learn:

  • How DishBrain uses neurons to influence its adaptive learning process
  • Hon’s background and what inspired him to explore and build this system
  • The future potential of this incredible feat of cellular technology, and brain-computer interfaces generally
  • How certain drugs and medications affected the development and learning processes of DishBrain
  • The neurons used in this system and their level of activity and consciousness


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AI For Pharma Growth is the podcast from pioneering Pharma Artificial Intelligence entrepreneur Dr. Andree Bates created to help organisations understand how the use of AI based technologies can easily save them time and grow their brands and business. 

This show blends deep experience in the sector with demystifying AI for all pharma people, from start up biotech right through to Big Pharma. In this podcast Dr Andree will teach you the tried and true secrets to building a pharma company using AI that anyone can use, at any budget.

As the author of many peer-reviewed journals and having addressed over 500 industry conferences across the globe, Dr Andree Bates uses  her obsession with all things AI and futuretech to help you to navigate through the, sometimes confusing but, magical world of AI powered tools to grow pharma businesses. 

This podcast features many experts who have developed powerful AI powered tools that are the secret behind some time saving and supercharged revenue generating business results. Those who share their stories and expertise show how AI can be applied to sales, marketing, production, social media, psychology, customer insights and so much more.



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