China Brain Project

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China Brain Project
Type of projectScientific Research
OwnerChinese Academy of Sciences
Established2016 (2016)

The China Brain Project is a 15-year project, approved by the Chinese National People's Congress in March 2016 as part of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016–2020); it is one of four pilot programs of the Innovation of Science and Technology Forward 2030 program, targeted at research into the neural basis of cognitive function.[1][2] Additional goals include improving diagnosis and prevention of brain diseases[3] and driving information technology and artificial intelligence projects that are inspired by the brain.[1][4] The China Brain Project prioritizes brain-inspired AI over other approaches.[5] The Project is addressing legal, ethical, and social issues related to brain emulation (neuroethics) according to international standards and Chinese values.[6] The Project is supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' (CAS) Centre for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence, a consortium of laboratories at over twenty CAS institutes and universities,[2] and the Chinese Institute for Brain Research, launched in March 2018.[7]

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  4. ^ Poo, Mu-ming; Du, Jiu-lin; Ip, Nancy Y.; Xiong, Zhi-Qi; Xu, Bo; Tan, Tieniu (2016). "China Brain Project: Basic Neuroscience, Brain Diseases, and Brain-Inspired Computing". Neuron. 92 (3): 591–596. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.050. ISSN 0896-6273. PMID 27809999.
  5. ^ Poo, Mu-ming (2018-10-25). "Towards brain-inspired artificial intelligence". National Science Review. 5 (6): 785. doi:10.1093/nsr/nwy120. ISSN 2095-5138.
  6. ^ Wang, Yi; Yin, Jie; Wang, Guoyu; Li, Pingping; Bi, Guoqiang; Li, Suning; Xia, Xiaohuan; Song, Jianren; Pei, Gang; Zheng, Jialin C. (2019). "Responsibility and Sustainability in Brain Science, Technology, and Neuroethics in China—a Culture-Oriented Perspective". Neuron. 101 (3): 375–379. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2019.01.023. ISSN 0896-6273. PMID 30731061.
  7. ^ Cyranoski, David (2018). "Beijing launches pioneering brain-science centre". Nature. 556 (7700): 157–158. Bibcode:2018Natur.556..157C. doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04122-3. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 29636570.