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KAIST Working on Next-generation AI Technology for Implantation in Human Brain
R&D on Brain-based AI
KAIST Working on Next-generation AI Technology for Implantation in Human Brain
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • September 6, 2019, 13:09
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KAIST is seeking to develop next-generation brain-based artificial intelligence technology.

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is seeking to develop next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology which can be implanted in the human brain.

KAIST announced on Sept. 6 that it has opened the Center for Neuroscience-inspired AI (CNAI) at the Yang Boon Soon Building on its main campus in Daejeon.

The new research center will carry out empirical studies on developmental cognitive neuroscience and brain science and develop brain-based AI technology. It aims to become the world’s leader in AI technology by keeping a balance among AI, neuroscience and robot and theory, software and hardware.

Domestic and foreign institutes participating in research and development at the center include KAIST, Seoul National University, Korea University, University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and AI startup Humelo. The CNAI center will also push ahead with joint research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, which is the world’s leading research and development institute for brain-based AI technology, Google’s DeepMind and IBM’s AI research center.

The new research center will invite speakers from Harvard University and Harvard Medical School to hold the “Joint International Neuroscience-AI Symposium” in October and invite researchers from Google’s DeepMind and University of Cambridge to hold the “International Brain-based AI Symposium” in December.