Pathways to cellular supremacy in biocomputing
Can living computers do better than silicon ones?
Diego Oyarzun has co-authored "Pathways to cellular supremacy in biocomputing", which has been published in Nature Communications:
We argue that living matter offers entirely new opportunities for digital and analogue computation. We call this 'cellular supremacy', akin to the concept of quantum supremacy recently popularised by the latest research at Google. Living cells provide a different computing substrate than silicon, which paves the way for exploring unconventional models of computation beyond combinatorial circuits and towards non-Turing models. In the paper we discuss domains in which biocomputing may offer superior performance over traditional computers. This is a result of a cross-institutional collaboration between computer scientists, physicist and computational biologists.