Alexey Mikhaylov presents a report at the international microelectronics forum
Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory Alexey Mikhaylov made a presentation at the fourth Future Chips Forum 2019, which was held from 16 to 17 December at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). This event is traditionally held at the Beijing Innovation Center for Future Chips, which is designed to provide an open platform of technological support for the development of world-class innovative electronic devices, chips and microsystems technologies.
The topic of Alexey Mikhaylov's report was fully in line with the motto of this year's forum - "Make Chips Intelligent" - and introduced the audience to the new approaches of Lobachevsky University’s interdisciplinary team to creating brain-like neuromorphic chips based on memristive devices. The wealth and multiscale nature of physical and chemical processes responsible for the memristive effect make it possible to reproduce the functionality of the most important elements of the living nervous system making part of the hardware-implemented artificial neural networks. This will also enable the next step towards the hybridization of adaptive electronic systems and structured networks of living brain cells in vitro as part of the concept of neurohybrid membrane chip. This concept was developed on the initiative of Viktor Kazantsev, UNN Vice Rector for Research, together with his colleagues from Russia, Italy, China, and the United States. It describes a particular case of a membrane neurohybrid system belonging to a more general class of "brain-on-chip" systems and to related products for robotics, next-generation artificial intelligence and personalized medicine. These issues were discussed in the framework of the roadmap for the period until 2030 presented at the forum.