actor-network theory

Beyond box-ticking: towards ethics dialogues

Key participants and communication links of the Human Brain Project’s ethics discourses (Stahl et al 2019) ‘Beyond Research Ethics: Dialogues in Neuro-ICT Research’ is the title of a recent article (S...

Explainability and Counterfactuals: Algorithmic Decisions and the Individual

Brent Mittelstadt Tonii Leach How do AI algorithms make decisions? Why might we need to understand this, and to what extent do we need to understand this? How can we conceptualise ‘explainable’ AI? An...

The Human Brain Project’s Ethics Advisory Board: Q&A with Shamim Patel

Shamim Patel (in the middle) with Kerstin Håkansson and Simon Whitby at the HBP Education workshop in Stockholm, November 2018. Photo credits: HBP Education How and why the highly regarded HBP’s Ethic...

Responsible Dual Use in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

Discussion on responsible dual use at the HBP Education workshop at Karolinska Institute in 2018. Photo credits: HBP Education Neurotechnology as many other powerful technologies can potentially be ‘d...

Data Protection Office in the Human Brain Project: Q&A with Kevin McGillivray

Why does the Human Brain Project (HBP) need a Data Protection Officer and what are the main challenges for this role? Our Questions and Answers series with Ethics Support task leaders continues with D...

Ethics Rapporteur Programme: Q&A with Manuel Guerrero

Manuel Guerrero at the HBP Education workshop in Stockholm 2018. Photo credits: HBP Education How does the Ethics Rapporteur Programme in the Human Brain Project (HBP) work? What are its main achievem...

Engaging with emerging technologies: representation, responsibility, and reflexivity

William Knight, Christine Aicardi and Inga Ulnicane How do we make scientists and engineers aware of societal and ethical issues? And how do we engage diverse publics with the latest developments in f...

Dual Use and Responsible Research: Learning about Ethical Challenges Ahead

Workshop participants. Photo credits: HBP Education Winter-Gladys Wanjiku and Inga Ulnicane The 2nd Human Brain Project (HBP) Curriculum Workshop ‘Research, ethics & societal impact. Dual use and ...

Beyond Human Rights: Ethics in the age of AI and Posthumanism

Tonii Leach As the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) develops at an exponential rate, and technology becomes ever more integrated into our lives, it is imperative that the ethics of the con...

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