Business programme

Connecting Our Brains to Computers: A Panacea?

03 Jun , 09:00–10:15
New Technology Frontiers
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

Neural engineering is one of the most exciting interdisciplinary technologies today, and it is having an impact on neurophysiology, computer science, computing, and robotics. In the future, its effects will be felt across the humanities and social sciences, particularly in ethics, sociology, psychology, philosophy, law, and finance. A better understanding of how the brain works, or rather how it’s built, how it’s formed, how it learns and how it interacts with other body systems can have a huge influence on the development of neural interfaces and artificial neural networks. Global brain-computer interface market was valued at USD 1.2 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate of 15.5% forecast for reporting period. According to Grand View Research projections, the global computer interface market will reach USD 1.72 billion by 2022. What is a brain-computer interface and how can it serve people, society and science? What strategic objectives should IT look to solve in the field of neural interfaces? How can IT developments meet the needs of neurophysiologists? How is the global economy shifting (and the world in general, including its social order) in the context of the large-scale proliferation of neural interfaces?

Marina Abramova, Director, Roskulttsentr; Director, Russian Creativity Week
Ani Aslanyan, Member of the Expert Council for Economic Development of a New Technological Generation, Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship

Vsevolod Belousov, Director, "Federal Center of Brain Research and Neurotechnologies" of the Federal Medical Biological Agency
Alexander Galitsky, Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Almaz Capital
Christoph Guger, Chief Executive Officer, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (online)
Alexander Kaplan, Head, Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Neurocomputer Interfaces, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Michael Lebedev, Professor, Skoltech
Boris Makevnin, General Director, Private Enterprise "Cifrum"
Maxim Parshin, Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Pavel Pugachev, Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation
Alexander Khramov, Professor, Head, Laboratory of Neuroscience and Cognitive Technologies, Innopolis University
Alexey Shelobkov, Chief Executive Officer, YADRO

Front row participants
Alexander Gorban, Professor, Director, The Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Data Analysis and Modelling (AIDAM), University of Leicester (online)
Cheng Gordon, Professor, Technical University of Munich (online)
Dmitry Komissarov, General Director, MyOffice (online)
Elena Lazko, Partner, Head of Strategy & Operations, KPMG in the CIS
Mariya Obraztsova, Deputy Director, School of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Tomsk Polytechnic University
Alexei Osadchy, Director, Centre for Bioelectric Interfaces, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Aleksandr Panov, Chief Executive Officer, Neiry
Ivan Shamaev, Co-Founder, Silicon Valley Camp