Hugo de Garis
Xiamen University, China
Title : Artificial Brains, CABA, Topological Quantum Computing
Abstract :

This 3 part talk presents the three major research interests and goals of Prof Hugo de Garis. The first is about how his ABL (Artificial Brain Lab) at Xiamen University is building China's first artificial brain, by applying an NVidia Fermi PC Supercomputer (1000 nodes) to accelerate (by a factor of about 1600 times relative to an ordinary PC)the evolution speed of neural network modules. 10000s of these modules (each with its own little function) are evolved in real time and interconnected by human "BAs"(brain architects) using multimodule operating system software, called IMSI (Inter Module Signaling Interface).

CABA (Chinese Artificial Brain Administration) would be a government agency that employs 1000s of scientists and engineers to design and build artificial brains for China's home robot industry (and other applications). Home robots will be one of the world's richest industries in the 2020s.

Topological Quantum Computing (TQC) is a potential revolution in computer science. Quantum computers can compute 2N things at a time compared to classical computers' 1 thing at a time. But today's quantum computers store a (qu)bit on tiny quantum systems that are vulnerable to local interactions that destroy the information. TQC promises to store qubits in (distributed)topological quantum fields, that the condensed matter physicists are busily hunting down right now.
Biography :

Prof. Dr. Hugo de Garis is a Full Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Artificial Brain Lab (ABL) in the Cognitive Science Department of the School of Information Science & Technology (SIST), Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian Province. He has a 4 year contract (2008-2011) to build China's first artificial brain, consisting of 1000s of evolved neural net modules to control the behaviors of French NAO robots. He has had two books published, "The Artilect War: Cosmists vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines",and "Multis and Monos: What the Multicultured Can Teach the Monocultured: Towards the Creation of a Global State". He is co-guest editor of a special issue of the Neurocomputing journal on the topic of "Artificial Brains", the first of its kind worldwide, and is contracted by World Scientific to write a book on "Artificial Brains". Before living in China, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Utah State University, in Utah, USA. He has lived in 7 countries (Australia, England, Holland, Belgium, Japan, America, China), and is married to a Chinese woman who is the daughter of a general who accompanied Mao Zedong on the long march.


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