A growing number of classrooms in China are equipped with artificial-intelligence cameras and brain-wave trackers. While many parents and teachers see them as tools to improve grades, they’ve become some children’s worst nightmare. Video: Crystal Tai for The Wall Street Journal.
To address growing privacy issues such as those highlighted in the video above, a new report (opens PDF) prepared by the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies and titled Empowering 8 Billion Minds: Enabling Better Mental Health for All via the Ethical Adoption of Technologies, proposes a framework to address privacy, trust and governance issues in the use of technologies for mental healthcare.
About the Report:
Title: Empowering 8 Billion Minds: Enabling Better Mental Health for All via the Ethical Adoption of Technologies
Description: The Forum’s Global Future Council on Neurotechnologies highlights the role technology is now playing in helping to address mental health concerns, mapping the areas for special focus and highlighting the ethical considerations for governments, policy makers and health leaders.The Council urges governments, policy-makers, business leaders and practitioners to address the barriers keeping effective treatments from those who need them, which include ethical considerations and a lack of evidence-based research. The report outlines eight actions that will enable technology to ethically address mental ill-health at scale.
To learn more, click HERE (opens PDF)
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