ChipAI: Partners assess project evolution after the first 6 months


On September 4th and 5th, all partners of the H2020 ChipAI project met in Glasgow, United Kingdom, at the Institute of Photonics, University of Strathclyde, for the 6-month meeting update of all activities regarding the project.

ChipAI project is funded by the Horizon2020 program from the European Commission on the call H2020-EU-FETOpen and aims at developing a nanoscale photonics-enabled technology capable of delivering compact, high-bandwidth and energy-efficient central processing units (CPUs) using optically interconnected neuron-like sources and detectors.

The meeting was hosted by Dr. Antonio Hurtado, the Principal Investigator at the University of Strathclyde. In addition to the project update from all project partners, it was discussed the work related to the neuromorphic design of nanoscale photonic chips and interconnects capable to deliver compact, high-bandwidth, and energy-efficient optically interconnected spiking sources and detectors for artificial intelligence systems. The meeting also covered the administrative aspects of the project including management, dissemination, exploitation and communication and the plan and strategy of the ChipAI project for the upcoming months.

Note about the project: The ChipAI project is running from March 2019 to February 2022. The project team includes leading research institutes, universities, and companies under the leadership of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, (IGO – Portugal). Other partners are the University of Glasgow, (UK), University of Strathclyde, (UK), Eindhoven University of Technology, (The Netherlands), FCiências.ID of the Universidade de Lisboa, (Portugal), Universitat de les Illes Baleares, (Spain), IQE, (UK), and IBM Research, (Switzerland).