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About ICAN2020

ICAN2020: Human Brain-Inspired Robotics

The theme of ICAN 2020 focuses on merging advancements in understanding the computational skills of the brain. Among these are the development of mathematical algorithms that translate computational parameters into the language of machines and the availability of high density and throughput data capture analysis schemes into the creation of human-like robotic learning and intelligence.
 
Humanoid robots have been envisioned for centuries, spanning from China’s Zhou Dynasty to Leonardo da Vinci, to now being replete in literature, art and the media today.  At the center of the ascent of robotics is the development of human brain-inspired intelligent devices based on silicon-based electronics with circuitry driven toward the creation of fully cognitive silicon brains.
 
The annual conference gathers engineers and neuroscientists to review recent technological and philosophical advancements in neurotechnology, big data analytics and neuroscience.  The focus is to define the direction of the field in the development and application of next-generation tools to advance neuroscience and enhance the translation of technology to the science community.
 

About Hamad Bin Khalifa University 

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.

At Hamad Bin Khalifa University – our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership – all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact in the development of nations.

More information at www.hbku.edu.qa 

About Education City

Our flagship initiative is a campus of more than 12 square kilometers that hosts branch campuses of some of the world's leading educational institutes, a homegrown university, and other research, scholastic, and community centers. Together, these institutes make Education City a unique model of academic and research excellence, pioneering a new approach to multidisciplinary, global education and enabling breakthroughs that benefit Qatar and the rest of the world.

Total Students across our universities and schools: 8,000+
Universities located in Education City: 9
Schools as part of our Pre-University Education network: 11

More information at https://www.qf.org.qa/education/education-city

About Qatar

Qatar has been an independent sovereign state since 1971. Qatar comprises an 11,500 sq. km peninsula extending northwards into the Arabian Gulf. It has 563 km of uninterrupted coastline. The country’s population stands at 2.69 million and its capital city is Doha.

Local time is GMT/UCT + 3 hours. There are no daylight savings adjustments.
Qatar has a desert climate with year-round sunshine, very hot summers and mild winters. Mean monthly temperatures range from 17°C in January to 36°C in July, sometimes reaching highs of 40°C+ during the summer. Rain is infrequent, falling in brief showers mainly in winter.

Capital: Doha
Population: 2.6 million
Area: 11,500 sq. km
Language: Arabic
Religion: Islam
Currency: Riyal
Power Connection: The power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

     More information at https://www.visitqatar.qa