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2024 Zhongguancun Forum

Innovative Scientific and Technological Achievements Unveiled at 2024 Zhongguancun Forum

Beijing, April 25, 2024, The Europe Today: The 2024 Zhongguancun Forum (ZGC Forum) commenced on Thursday in Beijing, showcasing a range of major scientific and technological breakthroughs across various fields.

At the forum’s opening ceremony, ten notable achievements were highlighted, spanning areas such as photoelectric chips, artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, green energy, and brain-machine interface (BMI) technology.

One groundbreaking demonstration showcased a monkey equipped with a soft filament electrode implanted in its brain, allowing the restrained animal to control an isolated robotic arm and grasp a strawberry using its “thoughts.” This achievement, the NeuCyber Array BMI System, is a collaborative effort between the Chinese Institute for Brain Research (CIBR) in Beijing and NeuCyber NeuroTech (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Luo Minmin, director of CIBR Beijing, described the BMI system as an “information highway” facilitating brain communication with external devices, paving the way for cutting-edge human-machine interaction and human-machine hybrid intelligence technologies. The development of this system fills a critical gap in high-performance invasive BMI technology in China.

Another notable unveiling was an all-analog photoelectronic intelligent computing chip presented by a research team led by Professor Dai Qionghai from Tsinghua University. This chip, characterized by high speed and low power consumption, significantly enhances computing power for intelligent visual target detection, surpassing current commercial chip capabilities by over 3,000 times.

Themed “Innovating for a Better World,” this year’s five-day ZGC Forum encompasses various sections, including meetings and technology trading. The event has attracted participants from more than 100 countries and regions, with over half of the speakers representing international expertise, underscoring China’s dedication to innovation cooperation and openness.

Zhongguancun, situated in northwestern Beijing, is home to more than 17,000 national high-tech enterprises and serves as China’s inaugural national high-tech industrial development zone, earning the moniker “China’s Silicon Valley.”

The ZGC Forum stands as a testament to China’s commitment to pioneering advancements in science, technology, and international collaboration, highlighting the nation’s role as a global leader in innovation and industrial development.