Neurotech - Marvel of Medicine or Threat to Mental Integrity?
As always, the truth is a little less black and white. The press has been full of stories about the wonderous advances in Neurotechnology that claim to allow our thoughts to be translated into pictures and text and allow us to control computers and drones with our brains. Real advances in helping those otherwise unable to communicate or move their limbs been made. However, the use of neurotechnology also gives rise to a number of legal issues around privacy, human rights, and what happens when this technology reaches the consumer market.
The Centre for AI and Digital Ethics is fortunate to be joined for this event by experts who will help us to separate hype from reality and illuminate some of the legal concerns around this fascinating and rapidly emerging technology:
Prof Nick Opie - founding CTO of Synchron, an Australian success story in neurotech and Head of the Vascular Bionics Lab at Melbourne Uni.
Patrick Hooton - a Human Rights Advisor from the Australian Human Rights Commission who led the AHRC’s submission on Neurotechnology & Human Rights to the UN.
Dr Michelle Sharpe - a barrister with expertise in Consumer Law and co-author of a paper on Neurotech and Law.
Veronica Scott - Partner, KPMG Law – Cyber, Privacy, & Digital Data Practice Lead, KPMG Australia
Dr Michael Wildenauer - Panel Chair, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for AI and Digital Ethics