Nature Conference in Bonn on Artificial Intelligence: Review and impressions

Artificial Intelligence and neuroscience: After several postponements due to the pandemic, the Nature conference on "AI, Neuroscience and Hardware: From Neural to Artificial Systems and Back Again" took place at the DZNE in Bonn on September 7 and 8. The conference was presented by the DZNE and the journals "Nature Electronics", "Nature Machine Intelligence" and "Nature Communications".Hosts from the DZNE side were Prof. Joachim Schultze, Dr. Sach Mukherjee and Prof. Stefan Remy.

This conference aimed to bring together researchers from across Artificial Intelligence, neuroscience, and computing hardware to renew collaborations, explore synergistic opportunities and transfer ideas from neural to artificial systems and back again.

International meeting on the latest state of research

18 speakers from nine countries around the world (including Japan, Singapore, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and the UK) presented their latest research in three sessions at the lecture hall of DZNE Bonn - including these topics:

  • What do AI, neuroscience and hardware need from each other?
  • Models of the brain
  • Interactions between deep learning/AI and neuroscience
  • Neuro-inspired hardware

The DZNE also welcomed international guests as attendees: about 100 conference participants from twelve different countries across the world (including India, Finland, USA, Lithuania, Spain) gathered at the Venusberg in Bonn. 22 posters were presented in a poster session on the evening of September 7.

Conference speaker Dr. Eng Lim Goh, senior vice president and chief technology officer for AI at DZNE collaboration partner Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), was enthusiastic about the symposium: "It was one of the best (conferences) that I've participated in."
The press was also present at the symposium and covered the Nature conference: Report in the online magazine "RiffReporter" from Sept, 12 2022 (in German only)


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