Innovations in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will fundamentally change how we live our lives. Already, there are technologies that enable individuals to access their own brains, to change their brains to enhance their performance, memory, or to selectively change what they perceive or remember. But just as individuals can access and alter their own brains, so too can corporations and governments. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, where biometric data collection is becoming the new norm, this talk will explore the promises and perils of our growing capabilities of accessing and altering our own brains, and its implications for society and for our freedom of thought, mental privacy and cognitive liberty.
Moderator: Heather D. Nevitt, Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and Global Leaders in Law, ALM Media
Nita A. Farahany, Director of Duke Science & Society, the Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy, and a Professor of Law & Philosophy