IEEE Brain/INS ‘I Am Human’ Film Screening and Panel Discussion

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As researchers develop new brain implants and continue to unlock the secrets of the brain, society is forced to consider what it means to be human. Will the brain technologies used today in medicine eventually lead to super human abilities or to a revolution of our sense of self?

To explore these challenges and the ethical issues raised by advances in brain science, IEEE Brain and the International Neuroethics Society organized a virtual film screening and panel discussion looking at the feature documentary ‘I am Human,’ which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The film explores the co-evolution of humans and technology by following three subjects with implantable brain interfaces and the ethical implications of this technology on society.

Our panel of experts will explore various technological and ethical issues raised in the film and address questions submitted by participants.

As researchers develop new brain implants and continue to unlock the secrets of the brain, society is forced to consider what it means to be human. Will the brain technologies used today in medicine eventually lead to super human abilities or to a revolution of our sense of self?

To explore these challenges and the ethical issues raised by advances in brain science, IEEE Brain and the International Neuroethics Society organized a virtual film screening and panel discussion looking at the feature documentary ‘I am Human.’

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