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2019-05-19 – Neurotechnology Meets Artificial Intelligence: Conference on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Neurotech and AI

Conference on May 8-10, 2019 in Munich, Germany. Organized by the project INTERFACES at the Institute of Ethics, History and Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. Project partners are located in Hamburg, Granada and Montreal. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, as part of the ERANET Neuron program.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

  • Welcome notes Orsolya Friedrich, Andreas Wolkenstein
  • Session 1: Neurotech – Developments, Cases, Policy
    • Gernot Müller-Putz (Graz University of Technology): Non-invasive Brain-Computer Communication: from basic science to application
    • Marc Hassenzahl (University of Siegen): The Utopian Mundane: A Design Perspective on Future Technologies
    • Philipp Kellmeyer (University of Freiburg): Towards a framework for the responsible development and use of intelligent neurotechnology
    • Moderator: Andreas Wolkenstein
  • Session 2: Philosophy and Ethics
    • Pim Haselager (Radboud University Nijmegen): Assessing human responsibility for actions mediated by neurotechnology: Complications, confusions and questions
    • Fiorella Battaglia (LMU Munich): Agency, Responsibility, Selves, and the Mechanical Mind
    • Moderator: Christoph Bublitz
  • Public lecture
    • Arne Manzeschke (Evangelische Hochschule Nürnberg – University of Applied Science): Können intelligente Roboter sorgen? Ethische und anthropologische Überlegungen zu KI und Robotik in der Pflege
    • Moderator: Georg Marckmann

Thursday, May 9, 2019

  • Session 3: Philosophy and Ethics
    • Michael Nagenborg (University of Twente): Will the real cyborg please stand up?
    • Vinzent Müller (University of Leeds), Etienne Roesch (University of Reading), Anders Sandberg (University of Oxford): Brain Surveillance: A Real Threat for Humans and for some Philosophical Views
    • Frederic Gilbert (University of Tasmania): Implantable Brain-Computer Interfaces: What Could Phenomenologically Go Wrong?
    • Moderator: Eric Racine
  • Session 4: Philosophy and ethics
    • Marcello Ienca (ETH Zurich): Security Implications of Neurotechnology & Artificial Intelligence
    • Christopher Coenen (University of Karlsruhe): How to Govern Brain-to-Speech Technologies: Some Preliminary Thoughts
    • Moderator: Steffen Steinert
  • Session 5: Philosophy and Ethics
    • Anna Frammartino Wilks (Acadia University): Augmenting Autonomy through Neurotechnological Intervention: Paradox or Possibility?
    • Georg Starke (University of Basel): Transparency and Trust in Neuroimaging
    • Tom Buller (Illinois State University): Agency and Embodiment
    • Moderator: Johannes Kögel
  • Session 6: Law
    • Susanne Beck (University of Hannover): Diffusion on both ends – legal protection and criminalisation in neurotechnological uncertainty
    • Argyro Karanasiou (University of Greenwich London): “What’s on your mind?” Brain Machine Interface and the user’s autonomy in the era of consumer IoT.
    • Stephen Rainey (University of Oxford), Kevin McGillivray (University of Norway), Tyr Fothergill (De Montfort University), Hannah Maslen (University of Oxford), Bernd Stahl (De Montfort University), Christoph Bublitz (University of Hambug): Data and consent issues with neural recording devices
    • Moderator: Christoph Bublitz

Friday, May 10, 2019

  • Session 7: Philosophy and Social Sciences
    • Mathias Vukelic (University of Stuttgart): Connecting Brain and Machine: When your mind can directly interact with technology
    • Eric Racine (University of Montréal), Matthew Sample (University of Montréal): Pragmatism in a Digital Society: Unpacking the (In)Significance of Emerging Digital Technologies for Academics and Their Publics
    • Stephan Sellmaier (LMU Munich) & Sebastian Drosselmeier (LMU Munich): Ethics of neuroprothetics
    • Moderator: Ralf Jox
  • Session 8: Philosophy and Social Sciences
    • Ralf J. Jox (Universität Lausanne): Ethical implications of medical BCIs
    • Steffen Steinert (TU Delft): Wired emotions: affective brain-computer interfaces and beyond
    • Stephen Rainey (University of Oxford): Speech BCIs
    • Moderator: Andreas Wolkenstein
  • Session 9: Social Sciences Johannes Kögel (LMU Munich): Transparency, Participation, Ability expectations: Snippets from a qualitative interview study with BCI users
    • Jennifer Schmid (LMU Munich): Ethics and Brain-Computer Interfaces: A Mixed-Methods-Study with Healthy Users
    • Moderator: Matthew Sample
  • Closing remarks Orsolya Friedrich, Andreas Wolkenstein