The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative

  • Naoya Arakawa
  • Hiroshi Yamakawa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9947)


The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative is a non-profit organization (NPO) founded in Japan in August 2015, whose purpose is to support research activities aiming for realizing artificial intelligence with human-like cognitive capabilities by studying the entire architecture of the brain. It performs educational activities such as holding seminars and hackathons and compiling educational materials, as well as R&D activities such as developing software platforms to support research in artificial intelligence and facilitating communication among research communities.


Biologically inspired cognitive architecture Artificial general intelligence Open software Non-profit organization 



The activities of WBAI have been made possible with support from sponsors and volunteers. We appreciate their support and invite more people to join this promising endeavor.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Whole Brain Architecture InitiativeChuo-kuJapan

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