What is this contest about?

How computation can emerge from a physical system like human brain is fundamental and unsolved mysteries toward general intelligence and behavior. Furthermore, how computation principles in the brain can facilitate AI strategies and how to even realize a silicon-based brain-inspired system is what brain-inspired computing cares about. Generally speaking, embracing neuroscience and computer science is a promising way to step toward artificial general intelligence (AGI), one of the most exciting blue print in this century.

In this annual contest, we gather worldwide talents with their distinctive insights into these problems or those realizing creative applications to solve real-world issues involving general intelligence. Participants have opportunities to win decent prizes. Besides, they have opportunities to share ideas with kindred spirits.

What is our expectation?

In this contest, we generalize brain-inspired computing a little bit to a wider range of works reflecting the integration of neuroscience and computer science on problems relevant to general intelligence.

The embodiment can be theories, algorithms, hardware, software, application, etc. We decompose the big topic into several sub-topics including Perception, Cognition, Computation and Decision making.

We also set Education topic to promote a better educational system based on our knowledge of brain development and AI strategies.

Lastly, we set a special “Hybrid topic” since heterogeneity is a common feature of neural system and important to intelligent behavior. But realizing hybrid models in computer is not trivial. So we look forward to enlightening ideas and works. Hybrid models that integrating AI and spiking neurons is recommended.

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Deadline:Jul 28th 2019
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Deadline: Sep 15th 2019
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Time: Oct 19th, 20th 2019
Time remaining
58 Days 15 Hours 28 Minutes
Grand Prize
≤1 Team
First Prize
2 Team
Second Prize
3 Teams
Third Prize
4 Teams
Excellent Prize
6 Teams
Engagement Prize
16 Teams
Total 1 million
Consultant Committee
  • Director
    Qikun Xue
    Tsinghua University
  • Vice Director
    Tieniu Tan
    Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Yue Hao
    Xidian University
  • Ruhuang
    Peking University
  • Ming liu
    Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Muming Pu
    Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jiaguang Sun
    Tsinghua University
  • Feiyue Wang
    Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Zhaohui Wu
    Zhejiang University
  • Weixia Xu
    National University of Defense Technology
  • Xiongli Yang
    Fudan Universty
  • Nanning Zheng
    Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Shining Zhu
    Nanjing University
  • Kang L Wang
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Steve Furber
    The University of Manchester
  • R. Stanley Williams
    HP Inc.
Organization Committee
  • Director
    Bo Zhang
    Tsinghua University
Vice Director
  • Tiejun Huang
    Peking University
  • Qingming Luo
    Hainan University
  • Luping Shi
    Tsinghua University
  • Bo Xu
    Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Guoqiang Bi
    University of Science and Technology of China
  • Lihong Cao
    Communication University of China
  • Bing Zeng
    University of Electronic Science and Technology
  • Yunji Chen
    Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Hongyi Gong
    Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • Baoliang Lu
    Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Xiangshui Miao
    Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Gang Pan
    Zhejiang University
  • Chuanjin Shi
    Fudan University
  • Zhitang Song
    Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Huajin Tang
    Sichuan University
  • Si Wu
    Peking University
  • Haizhou Li
    National University of Singapore
  • Frank.Z.Wang
    University of Kent
  • Yuan Xie
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Jianhua Yang
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Jianwei Zhang
    Universität Hamburg
Cooperative Partner
Center for Global Competence Development
Center for Global Competence Development
Chinese Institute for Brain Research,Beijing
Chinese Institute for Brain Research,Beijing
Tsinghua  Holdings
Tsinghua Holdings
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