IN CHINA QINGHUA UNIVERSITY
Senior Researcher of the Laboratory Alexey Mikhailov spoke at the International Forum on Chips of the Future
Alexei Mikhailov, senior researcher of StoLab laboratory, made a presentation at the 4th forum on future chips "Future Chips Forum 2019", which was held from December 16 to 17 at Tsinghua University, a leading university in China. This event is traditionally hosted at the Beijing Future Chip Innovation Center, which aims to provide an open technology support platform for the development of innovative world-class electronic devices, chips and microsystem technologies.
Alexey Mikhailov's report on the topic fully corresponded to the slogan of this year's forum - “Make Chips Intelligent” - and introduced the representative audience to new approaches of the UNN's interdisciplinary team to the creation of brain-like neuromorphic chips based on memristive devices. The richness and multiscale of physical and chemical processes responsible for the memristive effect make it possible to reproduce the functionality of the most important elements of the living nervous system as part of hardware-implemented artificial neural networks, as well as to take the next step towards hybridization of adaptive electronic systems and structured networks of living brain cells in vitro as a part of the concept of a neurohybrid memristive chip. This concept was developed on the initiative of Viktor Kazantsev, the vice-rector for scientific work of the UNN, together with colleagues from Russia, Italy, China, the United States, and describes a particular case of a memristive neurohybrid system, which belongs to a more general class of brain-on-a-chip systems and related products for robotics, next-generation artificial intelligence and personalized medicine, discussed as part of the roadmap for the period up to 2030 presented at the forum.
Participation in the forum took place with partial support within the framework of a mega-grant from the Government of the Russian Federation (Agreement No. 074-02-2018-330 (2)).