IRCN (International Research Center for Neurointelligence) was newly established on October 10, 2017. We aim to create the discipline of neurointelligence, a synergy of the three fields of neurodevelopment, mental disorder and artificial intelligence.
As great technical strides pry open the black box of the brain, and artificial deep-learning algorithms now defeat Go masters, we are still far from understanding the general and flexible intelligence characteristic of humans. Elucidating key principles of neural circuit development and how it goes awry in psychiatric disorders promises new insights for innovative, neuro-inspired artificial intelligence (AI). This in turn will offer computational approaches to better understanding the human condition. We desire to contribute to society by problem solving through collaboration with the humanities and social sciences.

Director Takao K. Hensch