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Brain-Inspired Computing Research - overview


From Wearables to THINKables - AI at the Edge

Wearables allow measurement of biometric parameters through systems attached to the human body and either store the collected data on the device or send it to the cloud for offline analysis.

As the wearable revolution unfolds a rapidly increasing number of parameters can be monitored simultaneously making data storage and transmission unfeasible. Moreover, as measurement data becomes more complex and diverse cognitive methods such as deep-learning-based pattern and feature recognition will replace conventional analytical schemes. Thus, technologies for continuously correlating, contextualising and filtering data in real-time at the point of sensing are needed to empower artificial intelligence systems to instantly and proactively interact with the wearer creating novel ways of support, guidance and intervention. The architecture of such autonomously operating, always-on cognitive sensors will be minimum-footprint biosensors feeding into low-power deep-learning pipelines with a closed-loop interface back to the wearer.

Linking advances in biosensing, brain-inspired computing and deep-learning we expect first THINKables to emerge in the field of applied neuroscience for monitoring and interpreting brain activity, diagnostics, detection and prediction of epileptic seizures and neurological disorders, deep-brain-stimulation, brain-machine-interfacing, and neurobionics.




External Collaborators

University of Melbourne

Royal Melbourne Hospital

St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Temple University Hospital


Internal Collaborators

IBM Almaden Research Center

IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

IBM Haifa Research Laboratory

Watson Health