Summary of Four Ethical Priorities for Neurotechnologies and AI

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Neurotechnologies can help clinicians improve the life of people with serious physical impairments and illnesses. However, they may impact society’s understanding of identity and mental privacy. The Morningside Group, a group of neuroscientists, neurotechnologists, clinicians, ethicists and machine-intelligence engineers, proposes ethics guidelines and urges governments, policy makers and research institutions to start discussions about the safe use of this futuristic technology. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone working in the area of neurotechnologies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How neurotechnologies are currently being used, 
  • What the potential benefits and dangers of neurotechnologies are and
  • Why it is important to set ethics guidelines.
 

About the Authors

The Morningside Group is a group of experts working in the field of neuroscience and includes scientists, technologists, clinicians, ethicists and machine-intelligence engineers.

 

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The main applications for neurotechnologies are clinical treatments.

Neurotechnologies are currently used mainly for clinical treatment. They help to translate a person’s thoughts into physical actions. They can allow a person who is paralyzed to perform simple tasks like navigate a computer mouse cursor or operate an electronic wheelchair. 


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