“Mongolians have the potential to participate in international AI projects”

2022-08-11 16:28:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. In cooperation with the Mongolian Neuroscience Society and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the Brain and Mind Research Institute of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences is organizing the ‘Multidisciplinary Brain Science 2022’ international academic conference in Ulaanbaatar on August 8-13.

Renowned scientists from Mongolia, Japan, Republic of Korea, China, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia are participating in the ‘Multidisciplinary Brain Science 2022’ international academic conference and sharing practical knowledge and information. Lectures, seminars and discussions are being held on the following topics:

  • Disorders caused by stress;
  • Alcoholic diseases and their pathophysiology;
  • Neurosurgical diseases;
  • The Neurobiological Basis of Psychotherapy;
  • Neuroscience research methods and clinical practice.

We held a short conversation with L.Battuvshin, the Executive Director of the Mongolian Neuroscience Society, this field of science in Mongolia.

-The development of artificial intelligence in our country was discussed a lot at the international conference held before the outbreak of COVID-19. What has been done about it in the past?

The artificial intelligence project has not yet been started by our Brain and Mind Research Institute. First of all, we need a lot of mathematicians to start this project. Applied mathematics, which is a basic science, is well developed in our country. Therefore, there is a need for such people to be further trained in artificial intelligence and specialized in this field. An artificial brain can be created digitally by incorporating neurons. Such large-scale projects with continuous data have been implemented since 2000 in countries such as the European Union and Switzerland.

Our institute works with them in regular contact by participating in virtual seminars and lectures and exchanging information. Our country is now able to send students and experts studying in this field there, prepare the future and young generation. Mongolians have a potential to participate in large-scale international AI projects. It is important to support them through government policies.

Young people who are successful in mathematics Olympiad can be brought to the international level if they are taught well with software, improve their English language, and provide information on brain structure and function. In this way, it is possible to create an electronic environment of artificial intelligence and perform data analysis. Such specialists are rare in the world today. This is the leading field of science and a must-developed field in order to keep up with the world’s science development.

-You have recently conducted a study showing the level of stress. You said that stress can be measured and analyzed. How? Could you elaborate that?

- When a person is stressed, he/she gets upset, angry, or cries. These are emotional actions, during which physical and physiological changes occur, such as increased heart rate and increased blood flow to the brain. Therefore, brain activity and heart rate can be measured. It is possible to determine a person's stress level in this way.