The purpose of this research project is to model the human brain and develop a memory mechanism based on next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. The human brain can be modeled using different ways such as pure mathematical models, deep graphic neural networks, or spiking neural networks. Some sensors such as EEG, near Infrared imaging device, will be used to monitor the brain activities during vision tasks.
The new AI algorithms will be developed to implement the memory functions such as storing, recalling, information abstracting and supporting reasoning. Image data and vision tasks will be used for the evaluation of these algorithms for unlimited storing, fast image retrieval and recognition. The algorithms should not only provide high accuracy but also works with low computing cost or power consumption.
For the implementation, different hardware such as CPU, GPU, FPGA and neuromorphic chips can be explored for fast implementation.
This project is a further development from the previous project: Neuromorphic computing - simulating the human brain memory mechanism.
The successful candidate should hold an Honours Degree or a Master’s Degree in Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, or another relevant subject area. Candidates with knowledge or research experience in sensors, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, and strong programming skills are preferred.
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