The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning released a new brain science development strategy on May 30.
According to it, the South Korean government is planning to invest 34 billion won (US$29.56 million) for 10 years to come in order to draw up super high resolution brain maps and link them to artificial intelligence development.
The purpose of the plan is to enhance the level of South Korea’s brain science technology from 74% to 90% of those of global leaders between this year and 2023 while coming up with at least 10 original research outcomes within seven years. The super high resolution brain maps are expected to make a great contribution to the prevention and treatment of geriatric brain diseases.
The government is working on next-gen technologies based on connection between brain science and artificial intelligence, too. Specifically, brain research results are to be applied to artificial neural network design and algorithm development so that an artificial intelligence system thinking in a similar way to the human brain can be realized