On Oct. 17, ZGC Forum "Brain Science and Future" parallel forum was smoothly
held at Meeting Center of Zhongguancun Exhibition Center. Zheng Huanmin, Deputy
Director of Beijing Science and Technology Commission and Xuan Hong, General
Manager of Zhongguancun Development Group attended the forum and made a speech
on the opening ceremony.
The forum was hosted by Zhongguancun Development
Group and jointly undertaken by Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing,
Zhongguancun Life Science Park and Association of Brain Imaging. 11 domestic
and foreign famous experts and scholars including Cheng Heping, academician of
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Gao Jiahong, President of the Organization for
Human Brain Mapping, SYLVAIN BAILLET, President of Canadian Research Institute
of Neurodynamics of the Brain System, etc. were invited to bring a feast about
brain science and the future with international vision and brand new angle to
Zheng Huanmin, Deputy Director of Beijing
Science and Technology Commission, mentioned that brain science, as a hot field
of international science, has been deployed as a strategic commanding point in
China in recent years. As early as five years ago, Beijing started special plan
of brain science. In 2018, Beijing Brain Science Center was established for
better serving national layout, establishing a mutual cooperation platform for
life scientists and AI experts in Beijing, China even the world, integrating
global intelligence, and studying brain science and brain-related issues.
Xuan Hong, General Manager of Zhongguancun
Development Group, expressed that Zhongguancun Development Group is an
organization dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship. The Group hopes to
bridge the gap between basic scientific research and the industrialization of
achievements, link elements well, provide more specialized and better services,
become a future integrated service provider, and provide good services for
cutting-edge technologies such as brain science.
In the theme report link, Cheng Heping,
academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor of Peking University,
Sylvain Baillet, Vice President of Medical College of McGill University of
Canada, Yajun Fang, research scientist of Computer Science and Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xu Bo,
Director of Automation Office of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Li Luming,
Director of National Engineering Laboratory of Neuromodulation Technology, etc.
shared the development trend of brain science and brain-like as well as the
impact on the future social development through brain diseases and human
health, the development of brain imaging technology, brain-computer interface
and brain-like intelligence and other hot topics.
In the cutting-edge technology dialogue link,
the forum was hosted by Gao Jiahong, President of the Organization for Human
Brain Mapping and professor of Peking University. Meanwhile, experts and
scholars like He Yong, Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory of Cognitive
Neuroscience and Learning of Beijing Normal University, Zuo Xinian, Director of
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences and
Research Center for Lifespan Development of Mind and Brain, Wang Yuping,
Director of Department of Neurology of Xuanwu Hospital, Hong Bo, professor of
brain-computer Interface Laboratory of Tsinghua University, etc. discussed the
topic of "development and application of brain imaging and brain-machine
interface technology". Five experts made in-depth discussions on the
advantages and disadvantages of existing brain imaging technology and its
future development, the practical prospect of Musk brain-computer interface
technology, the advantages of Tsinghua University's non-invasive brain imaging
technology in brain-computer interface and other topics.
Xuan Hong, General Manager of Zhongguancun Development
Group, "interviewed" five experts at site to strengthen the support
and layout of Zhongguancun on brain science research. What kind of major
scientific facility needs to be introduced for Beijing brain science research?
Experts put forward specific and targeted demands and thanked Zhongguancun, the
municipal science and technology commission and other institutions for their
consistent attention and support to brain science and brain-like research.