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delegaciya nngu posetila rossijskij forum po mikroehlektronike v sochi

A large delegation from Lobachevsky University visited the Russian Microelectronics Forum which took place in Sochi on October 2-8. The programme of the forum that was held this year for the eighth time traditionally included a rich business agenda, a demonstration zone, a scientific conference, and a school for young scientists.

The Russian Microelectronics Forum is the central discussion platform for dialogue between the Russian Government, manufacturers, developers, educational organisations and research centres in the strategically important microelectronics industry. The first plenary session of the forum was opened by Deputy Prime Ministers of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov and Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of Russian Academy of Sciences Gennady Krasnikov, and General Director of Roscosmos Yuri Borisov, who spoke about the importance of microelectronics development as an integral part of comprehensive efforts aimed at achieving Russia’s technological sovereignty in the new environment.

The second plenary session was focused on one of the most important topics of the global agenda of scientific and technological progress "Artificial and Hybrid Intelligence: electronic components based on new principles, algorithms, models and technologies", where Lobachevsky University has an undeniable priority. The reports "Robust and Logically Transparent Artificial Intelligence: Technologies and Challenges" by Mikhail Ivanchenko, UNN Vice-Rector for Research, "Neuroelectronics - Intelligent Neuromorphic and Neurohybrid Systems Based on New Electronic Components" by Alexey Mikhaylov, Head of Laboratory at the UNN Physics and Technology Research Institute, and "Cellular Neural Interfaces: Interaction of Live Brain Neurons with Microelectronic Devices" by Victor Kazantsev, Head of the UNN Neurotechnology Department, which, among other things, presented the results of several major interdisciplinary projects, sparked genuine interest and a fruitful discussion among the forum participants.

A series of invited papers by leading Lobachevsky University scientists were also presented in the forum sections "Neuromorphic Computing. Artificial Intelligence" and "Materials for Micro- and Nanoelectronics".   

Members of the UNN delegation held talks with numerous partners from universities, RAS institutes, research and production centres, discussing ongoing joint initiatives and prospects for the application of new components for computing and information systems based on the principles of functioning of biological neural networks. Such joint initiatives are aimed to support the development and mass implementation of artificial intelligence technologies, machine learning and medical neurotechnologies.