Combining informatics and neuroscience to open up new fields in AI research

The Information and Artificial Intelligence International Research Hub Group aims to observe and analyze system dynamics. We use mathematical models to interpret big data, medical imaging data, and biological signals such as brainwaves in order to understand how these systems function, leading to the innovation of new technologies. Such new technologies will be used to establish systems that are able to make accurate predictions in the studied systems. As an example, we are involved in the development of an interface that will be able to communicate naturally with humans.

We harness the largely unrealized power of big data in various projects, including the estimation of fluctuations in the financial system using physical models and network theory, the identification of early signs of diseases from CT and MRI medical imaging data using machine learning techniques, the development of a computational neuroscientific approach to understand how the brain controls the body, as well as the description of a functional musculoskeletal model of the human body to build new brain-machine interfaces.

These projects will be advanced through the establishment of collaborations with international institutions that will create new fields of research combining information science and brain science as a foundation for artificial intelligence.