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Rutgers Executive Council member, Konstantinos Michmizos, recently performed a study using astrocytes to better the programming of robots, controlled by neuromorphic chips

The main purpose of the study conducted was to understand the way neurons and astrocytes communicate using algorithms that are inspired by the functioning of your brain. Algorithms work in many different ways - in other words, could be biased - which sometimes could backfire to the original plan, and instead of gaining profit from them, it might end up leading to worse outcomes, as Jerome D. Williams, a Distinguished Professor and Prudential Chair in Business at Rutgers stated in his Algorithmic Bias Webinar for the Marketing Science Institute. Checkout Michmizos' lecture for a more in-depth explanation of the study.