Why I Moved from AI to Neuroscience, or: Uploading Worms

Hi David, thanks much for the post. Can you comment on the rationales behind moving away (because of funding?) from C elegans? In particular, I'm interested in your thoughts on these points:

  • Problem difficulty. E.g. Problem is much harder than expected
  • Opportunity cost. E.g. Better alternatives to achieve your goals exist (whatever these goals are, I would love to know them as well!)

I'm asking this out of pure curiosity, as a software engineer who just started diving into C elegans simulations.