How biological neurons inspired the pioneers of AI

James Harris
3 min readDec 2, 2021

A high-level look at the biological neuron and what came next.

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The fundamental goal of AI is for computer systems to achieve human-like intelligence. In the context of computer systems, we can define intelligence as the ability to perform complex tasks such as problem-solving, reasoning, perception, and communication.