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.
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.