Pakistani researcher achieves milestone in artificial vision


Dr. Ali Imran and Professor Xu Mingsheng recently developed a neuromorphic vision sensor at Zhejiang University, China in collaboration with international scientists from the State University of New York, United States, the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan, and Sejong University, South Korea. Have invented. ,

Their device can be used to drive vision sensors to perform neuromorphic tasks such as sensing, learning, remembering, and decision making at a single-sensor level. Therefore, sensing, processing, and data storage can be integrated into a single device instead of separate sensors, computers, and hard disks.

Simple, smart, high-performance, energy-efficient and intelligent sensors can be easily manufactured on an industrial scale. In his research work, he has discovered a simple method of making HfAlO interfacial layer, which has ferroelectric properties. They used atomic layer deposition to obtain this interfacial layer, which was integrated with monolayer graphene to create ferroelectric field effect transistors.

The function of the device begins with light absorption in silicon. It converts optical energy into photovoltage, which polarizes the ferroelectric HfAlO layer. The smart graphene channel senses these changes and transfers the signal to the output. Continuous weak light signals can eventually form an image pattern, which can identify objects, figures, images or human faces.

The structure of the device is reliable when operated properly and can be used for a long time without degradation in performance. The estimated market size for global neuromorphic computing is projected to reach US$8,275.9 million by 2030, with a remarkable compound annual growth rate of 85.73% from 2021 to 2030.

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Several factors contribute to this substantial growth, including artificial intelligence technologies such as chatterbots, computer vision, image processing, and language processing, as well as increasing demand for nonlinear control and automation.

Additionally, the use of neuromorphic computing for security purposes, along with the ongoing research, development, and deployment of neuromorphic chips for brain-inspired robotics and intelligent robotic systems, will create great opportunities for market participants during the forecast period.

talking to ApplicationDr Ali, a senior researcher in optoelectronics, said he would continue to make efforts to promote China-Pakistan friendship not only in culture but also in the future of advanced technology. He also expressed his desire for greater cooperation between Chinese and Pakistani universities.

He believes that a paradigm shift in research in Pakistani universities towards solving industry problems could help solve economic challenges. Additionally, he warmly welcomes young Pakistani researchers to China to pursue their dreams of conducting top-level research.