Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI


Publication Date
November 8 2017
Creators/Contributors
The Morningside Group (creator)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Consider the following scenario. A paralysed man participates in a clinical trial of a brain–computer interface (BCI). A computer connected to a chip in his brain is trained to interpret the neural activity resulting from his mental rehearsals of an action. The computer generates commands that move a robotic arm. One day, the man feels frustrated with the experimental team. Later, his robotic hand crushes a cup after taking it from one of the research assistants, and hurts the assistant. Apologizing for what he says must have been a malfunction of the device, he wonders whether his frustration with the team played a part.

This scenario is hypothetical. But it illustrates some of the challenges that society might be heading towards.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Location on Body
Brain
Source
https://www.nature.com/news/four-ethical-priorities-for-neurotechnologies-and-ai-1.22960

How to cite this entry
The Morningside Group. (November 8 2017). "Four ethical priorities for neurotechnologies and AI". Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature.com. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2645