SIMIT held 2019 workshop on Brain-inspired Artificial Intelligence Successfully
From July 26 to 28, the first workshop on Brain-inspired Artificial Intelligence was successfully held in CITIC Pacific Zhujiajiao Jin Jiang Hotel, Shanghai. This workshop is jointly sponsored by Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Research Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence, and Shanghai Society of Neuroscience. With the theme of "the state of the art of Brain-inspired AI and its future development", it aims to gather leading talents in brain-inspired artificial intelligent field and promote collaborative innovation of enterprises, universities and research institutes.
Prof. Xu Zhang, vice president of Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai Branch, was the program chair. Prof. Xiaolin Zhang , director of Bionic Vision System Laboratory, SIMIT, was the executive chair. The steering committee consisted of Toshio Fukuda, foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, IEEE President-elect, Prof. Alois Knoll, director of HBP Neurorobotics platform, Aike Guo, academician of Institute of Neuroscience Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy Sciences, and other domestic and foreign well-known experts. There are more than 20 special reports, nearly 280 participants. Participants included representatives of Shanghai Association for Science and Technology, Qingpu District government, academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and experts, scholars and scientific researchers of domestic and foreign universities, research institutes and brain-inspired well-known enterprises.
Yuehui Yu, Secretary of the Party committee of SIMIT, expressed our attention and concern to the workshop on behalf of the organizer of the workshop. He introduced the Bionic Vision System Laboratory of our institute as the starting point, taking Municipal Science and Technology Major Project of Shanghai as impetus, to lay out pioneering and leading research on brain-inspired AI and strive to solve the national “bottleneck” problem. On behalf of Chinese Academy of Sciences Shanghai Branch and the Shanghai Research Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence, Prof. Xu Zhang, expressed sincere thanks to domestic and foreign colleagues for their support to the workshop. Prof. Xu Zhang stressed that Shanghai Research Center for Brain Science and Brain-inspired Intelligence aims to build a research and development platform for talents to gather knowledge and become a world-class brain science research institution. Pin Gan, the vice director of Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission wished the workshop a complete success, and pointed out that it would greatly promote the innovation and application of brain-inspired intelligent technology. What's more, such workshop is of great significance to promote the smooth development of brain and brain-inspired major projects, which will accelerate construction of Shanghai Technology Innovation Center and promote the development of brain-inspired AI in Shanghai and even in China. Xiangjun Ni, the deputy head of Qingpu District of Shanghai, welcomed the guests and emphasized that Qingpu District, as a pilot area of Shanghai Yangtze River Delta, highly focused on the industrial integration and technological innovation. The holding of this workshop in Qingpu is of great significance to promote the construction of demonstration area in the Yangtze River Delta, as well as the scientific and technological innovation.
Prof. Xiaolin Zhang gave a keynote speech at the workshop, taking the human brain nervous system as a clue, and introduced the development of brain-inspired intelligence in detail, as well as the phased results achieved by the team in the development and application of the "cyber-brain". More than 20 domestic and foreign well-known experts, including Prof. Fukuda Toshio, Prof. Alois Knoll, Prof. Aike Guo, Prof. Luping Shi, gave wonderful topics on foreign brain projects, brain-inspired computing models, brain-inspired devices and systems, and brain-computer interface. The report also looks forward to future trends in brain-inspired research. At this workshop, the "cyber-brain" independently researched and developed by the laboratory made its first public appearance, which left a deep impression on the guests. At the same time, products such as bionic eyes and bionic eagle eyes also attracted the attention of many participants.
During the workshop, the participants had deep communication and sparked a lot of new ideas in the cross fusion of brain science, computer science, information science and artificial intelligence, which will deepen the integration of scientific and technological innovation in the Yangtze River Delta area, promote the research progress of brain-inspired AI in China, and promote exchanges and mutual learning in the field of brain-inspired AI in the world.