Introduction In October, I participated together with a friend in the 2019 International Collegiate Competition for Brain-inspired Computing organized by Tsinghua University. The task was to develop an AI system that is brain-inspired, that is inspired by how the human brain works. From the website:
In this contest, we generalize brain-inspired computing a little bit to a wider range of works reflecting the integration of neuroscience and computer science on problems relevant to general intelligence.
For over three years now, I learn Mandarin after lectures or after work. To stay motivated, I take the HSK Chinese proficiency exams. In November, I took HSK 4. While my scores were high in listening and reading, my writing score was pretty low (I am still a bit sad about it). To be honest, that was not too much of a surprise, as I up to then skipped writing practice.