Webinar: Dual use and neuroscience

January 7, 2015 10:00 am → January 7, 2015 12:00 pm

In the webinar ‘’Dual use and neuroscience”, experts and stakeholders external were invited to discuss issues related to the use of neuroscience related research and innovations for military purposes (dual use). The webinar focused particularly on the Human Brain Project.

In the webinar, experts on dual use ethics, policy and applications discussed the issues at stake.

Topics and speakers:

  • Dual use issues in biotechnology and infectious disease”, by Prof. Michael Selgelid, director of The Center for Human Bioethics at Monash University
  • Prevention of misuse”, by Prof. Malcom Dando, professor of International Security at University of Bradford
  • The ethics of AI and autonomous weapons”, by Dr. Armin Krishnan, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University
  • Introduction to dual use and neuroscience”, by Prof. Jonathan D. Moreno, professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Pennsylvania University

Commentary by:
Nikolas Rose, head of the HBP Foresight Lab at King’s College London
Karlheinz Meier, co-director of the HBP and co-leader of the HBP Neuromorphic Computing Platform, Heidelberg University
Steve Furber, co-leader of the HBP Neuromorphic Computing Platform, The University of Manchester

Audience had the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers during the webinar as well. The webinar was moderated by the Danish Board of technology Foundation.

Recordings of the presentations can be accessed below. Unfortunately the recording of the presentation by Prof. Selgelid was too damaged to share online.

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