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All Hands Meeting 2016

THE ETHICS OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

As technologies develop, scientists need to partner with ethicists to allow transformation and innovation in research while addressing the serious questions of using emerging technologies and their impact on society. Our research program is creating a cross-disciplinary team of scientists and ethicists to consider the ethical use of technologies emerging in the fields of learning, education, rehabilitation, medicine and augmented humans. We invite you to participate in this dialog in two public events we are holding in San Diego, in November.


Are you ready for tomorrow’s world? Enhancing humans – what are the limits?
Do we have the means necessary to create the perfect human? Do we have a moral responsibility to do so? Come hear Professor Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, consider current and potential human enhancement technologies, and look at the ethical arguments surrounding their use.

Find out more at public forum at the UCSD Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club on November 10 from 1:00-3:00 pm. See more information and register now.



Are you and your children really ready for Tomorrow's World?

The astonishing (some would say alarming) pace of scientific and technical advances - from the rise of the robots to artificial intelligences that are champion game-players , from fitness monitors to learning aids to the social media at large - has already changed our lives. But what is next for the home, the workplace, the classroom, the medical center? How do we comprehend and control the potential consequences for our communities?

Find out more at public forum at the San Diego Library on November 10 from 5:00-7:00pm. See more information and register now.

Click here to meet our panel of experts!



BACKGROUND ON THIS PROGRAM:

Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center (TDLC) scientists Andrea Chiba (UCSD Cognitive Science) and Terry Sejnowski (The Salk Institute) together with Patricia Churchland (UCSD Emeritus Philosophy Professor) and Roger Bingham (UCSD TDLC and The Collaboratory) were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a cross-disciplinary network of scientists and ethicists to consider the ethical use of a select set of emerging technologies for application to the science of learning, education, rehabilitation, medicine, and augmented humans. A successful first workshop was held in March 2016 at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in collaboration with Janet Wiles (ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language). Click here for more information on that workshop.


The evening event at the Public Library is through a TDLC partnership with the Society for Neuroethics. The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center and The Collaboratory at the University of California are hosting all events. The program and events are sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation and the events are also supported by Dart Neuroscience. We appreciate the special participation from scientists of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.