Please find the recordings and video of the online debate below.
What can we actually expect from possible intelligent machines, and what should we anticipate? Can we agree on basic rules for designing robots, and could they become smart enough to override them? How would desirable robots and robotics look like? What is strong AI and panpsychism, and what does it have to do with each other? What are the challenges and possibilities of brain-computer interfaces?
The Human Brain Project (HBP) has steadily moved forward over the past few years.The HBP has:
- Launched the high-performance computing platform that allows easy access to high performance computing for the scientific community;
- Made neuromorphic computing experiments available without complex hardware experience;
- Enabled researchers to use models of the brain in virtual robotics experiments.
All are technological advances with great promises for the future.On the 9th of October 2015, The HBP had invited prominent external experts to explore ethical, social and technical issues related to these recent technological and scientific advances. We invite you to explore the conversations that ensued below:
The online debate was organised by the Danish Board of Technology Foundation in collaboration with the HBP Foresight Lab at King’s College, London. Both partners of the HBP in the “Ethics and Society” subproject of the Human Brain Project (HBP).
“Robot ethics, societal and ethical challenges“ by Prof. Alan Winfield, University of the West of England, Bristol.
Commentary by Prof. Marc-Oliver Gewaltig, École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL).
“Sensorimotor modulation for communication and control with Brain-Computer Interfaces: Prospects, Problems and Ethical Issues“ by Dr. Damien Coyle, University of Ulster.
Commentary by Prof. David Lester, University of Manchester
|Intelligent Machines||Presentation Peter Asaro||Commentary Anna Lührs|
|Human–Robot interaction: psychological and ethical issues||Presentation Alan Winfield||Comm. Marc Oliver Gewaltig|
|Cognitive computing and machine learning||Presentation Mark Bishop||Commentary Steve Furber|
|Brain Computer interfaces and neuroprosthetics||Presentation Damien Coyle||Commentary David Lester|