Fudan University keen on brain-inspired intelligence research

chinadaily.com.cn Updated:2018-09-30


Xu Ningsheng, principal of Fudan University, announces that the university will soon start a research project on brain and brain-inspired intelligence technology application and transfer at the recent World Artificial Intelligence Conference. [Photo/WeChat account: zhangjiangfabu]

Fudan University will soon start a research project on brain and brain-inspired intelligence technology application and transfer, announced Xu Ningsheng, principal of the university at the recent World Artificial Intelligence Conference.

In collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences, the university expects to advance the actual application of brain and brain-inspired scientific research results via the project.

Additionally, the university revealed a global plan concerning artificial intelligence, brain-inspired intelligence and swarm intelligence evolution, which aims to bring together global scientists and entrepreneurs to generalize artificial intelligence.

Xu said that Fudan has laid a solid foundation for brain-inspired intelligence research, as it has built a number of research institutes concerning brain-inspired intelligence, brain-inspired chips, smart robots, and intelligent electronics and systems.

Also, it built an international brain imaging center and an international brain science database in Zhangjiang.

The brain imaging center that started construction in 2016 has become Asia's most advanced imaging center and is open to global scientists. It now plans to build a noninvasive imaging system center capable of analyzing the fine structure and functions of the brain with ultrahigh spatial and temporal resolution.

The brain science database will build partnerships with nearly 100 hospitals nationwide by 2023 to collect brain data of patients suffering from schizophrenia, depressive disorder, infantile autism, stroke and neurodegenerative disease ,as well as normal people, in order to get all-dimensional data of factors affecting human brain development.

It will also seek long-term cooperation with the world's leading biological databases and brain science databases to better serve brain science research, clinical diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases, and brain-inspired intelligence.