WBAI released the manual for preparing Brain Reference Architecture (BRA) as the standard notation for guiding the development of brain-inspired software. BRA is design data based on the mesoscopic anatomical structure of the brain, providing mainly structural specifications for software as well as functional hypotheses and neural phenomena .
A concrete example of BRA data has also been released. It is a pre-screening version* of the BRA data associated with the article  that describes navigation functions of the hippocampal formation. (* The official version will be released after an examination by WBAI.)
- Hippocampal formation BRA data (pre-screening version): HPF.bra
BRA data plays a central role in “BRA-driven development” that embodies the whole-brain architecture approach promoted by WBAI to construct artificial general intelligence (AGI).
In the near future, accumulating BRA data for the entire brain in line with the spirit of CUDOS (*1) will made possible to promote the open development of AGI inspired by the brain. We believe that this will contribute to the realization of our vision of “creating a world in which AI exists in harmony with humanity.”
＊1 CUDOS is an acronym for Communalism, Universalism, Disinterestedness, and Organized Skepticism, which are the ethos of the scientific community advocated by R. K. Merton.
-  Yamakawa, H. (2021). The whole brain architecture approach: Accelerating the development of artificial general intelligence by referring to the brain. In arXiv [cs.AI]. arXiv. http://arxiv.org/abs/2103.06123
-  Taniguchi, A., Fukawa, A., & Yamakawa, H. (2021). Hippocampal formation-inspired probabilistic generative model. In arXiv [cs.AI]. arXiv. http://arxiv.org/abs/2103.07356