NZC Visiting Fellow Professor Nikola Kasabov Lectures at Peking University
24/04/2018 - Peking University hosted Professor Nikola Kasabov as a Visiting Fellow, from the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences in the School of Engineering at Auckland University of Technology. On Tuesday 24th April he presented his lecture to an audience of engaged masters students and professors at the Department of Computer Sciences.
Professor Kasabov lecturing at Peking University
In his seminar Professor Kasabov discusses how current Artificial Intelligence (AI) research focusses on the development of intelligent machines that utilise information processing principles from the human brain. Therefore, Brain-Inspired techniques such as Spiking Neural Networks (SNN) and associated deep learning algorithms facilitate the development of the next generation of AI systems.
Professor Kasabov visiting the PKU Campus with Professor Ying Tan and Liaison Officer Ms Mia Chung
Therefore, Professor Kasabov explains that the development of SNN, and deep learning within SNN architectures are at the core of Brain-inspired AI research. The evolutionary and quantum-inspired optimisation of SNN systems, and the development of software and hardware platforms for SNN are key areas of focus. He also identifies specific methods, systems and applications based on deep-learning in SNN for various problem-solving contexts, such as audio-visual data and Brain-computer interfaces. Professor Kasabov notes that by 2030 China is predicted to be a leader in Artificial Intelligence development, making this an important area of research for the next generation of scholars.