Interest in artificial intelligence, and the field of AI ethics, has exploded in the last 10 years. We have developed a training module on the potential synergies between AI ethics and neuroethics. Using brain-inspired AI as a case study the course analyses two aspects: emerging issues and methodology. The goal is to raise awareness of AI’s ethical relevance and introduce relevant conceptual tools for identifying and assessing them.

This presentation is trying to provide an original contribution by reflecting on two specific topics: the connection between neuroethics and AI ethics, and the analysis of brain-inspired AI with explicit reference to the work done within the HBP. The presenters are Michele Farisco, neuroethics researcher at the Center for Research Ethics and Bioethics at Uppsala University researching consciousness, artificial intelligence and neuroethics within the Human Brain Project and Arleen Salles, Senior Researcher in philosophy at the Center for Research Ethics and Bioethics at Uppsala University and the Deputy Leader of the Responsible Research and Innovation Work Package of the Human Brain Project.

This is one of the topics in a series of training modules explaining and reflecting on the concept of responsible research and innovation and how this approach can enable better science and innovation. The training covers human and animal data, gender, diversity and inclusion, researcher awareness and research integrity, dual use of concern and misuse ethics and RRI dimensions of knowledge transfer and commercialization, neuroethics, consciousness & AI ethics, and science communication. A module on public engagement and foresight is under development and will be available soon.

Want to know more about Responsible Research and Innovation in the Human Brain Project, more information can be found on the Ethics and Society webpage.

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