Tatyana Chernigovskaya, the head of the Laboratory for Cognitive Studies and the head of the Department of the Problems of Convergence in Natural Sciences and Humanities, Honoured Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, has been included in the Council in accordance with the resolution of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences No 129 of 25 June 2019.

NBICS-convergence is the convergence and interaction of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive and social sciences.

The council on the methodology of artificial intelligence and cognitive research was founded at the Department of Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences in January 2005. It is the only organisation in Russia that systematically develops interdisciplinary problems of artificial intelligence, cognitive research and NBICS-convergence. Extensive team work, monographs and publications of the council members have played a pivotal role in the formation and development of the theoretical background of this field of science.

The Academic Council on the methodology of artificial intelligence and cognitive research under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences includes such eminent scientists as: Stanislav Vassilyev, Academic Director of the Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Konstantin Anokhin, Head of the Department of Neuroscience of National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’; Gennady Osipov, President of the Russian Association for Artificial Intelligence; as well as many famous philosophers, mathematicians and neuroscientists.